Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3372  ·  eta Car nebula
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NGC3372, the Great Carina nebula, 



    
        

            Gary Plummer
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NGC3372, the Great Carina nebula

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NGC3372, the Great Carina nebula, 



    
        

            Gary Plummer
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NGC3372, the Great Carina nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS PhotoLine Triplet Apo 80/480

Mounts: SkyWatcher HEQ5 PRO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: 50mm Guidescope 50mm finderscope as guidescope

Guiding cameras: Prostar LP guider LP Guider

Focal reducers: TS Optics TS Big Field Flattener 2.5"

Software: SGP  ·  EQASCOM  ·  PHD2  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight Core 01.08.04.1195 Ripley (x64)

Filters: Baader UV-IR-CUT Filter 2"  ·  ZWO LRGB-Ha,OIII,SII 7nm Narrowband Filters


Dates:May 4, 2019

Frames: 180x300" (15h)

Integration: 15h

Avg. Moon age: 29.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.23%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2690046

RA center: 10h 44' 16"

DEC center: -59° 45' 50"

Pixel scale: 2.671 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 156.693 degrees

Field radius: 0.931 degrees


Resolution: 2048x1448

Locations: Back Garden, Clifton Springs, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC3372, the Great Carina nebula, a true southern gem around 8,500 light years from us.
The nebula contains one of the brightest stars known to us 'Eta Carinae' between 100 to 150 times the mass of our Sun and 4 million times more luminous!
8 hours total exposure time comprising exposures with Lum, Red, Green, Blue, Ha & Oiii filters.

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NGC3372, the Great Carina nebula, 



    
        

            Gary Plummer