Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3372  ·  eta Car nebula
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Carina Nebula , 


Carina Nebula
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Carina Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Officina Stellare HiperAPO105

Imaging cameras: Canon DSLR Canon 60Da

Mounts: CGEM DX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm guidescope

Focal reducers: Officina Stellare flatener / reducer

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  Nebulosity 3.1.X  ·  PixInsight PixInsinght

Dates:May 10, 2013

Frames: 10x120" (20') ISO800

Integration: 20'

Darks: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 0.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.22%

Temperature: 5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 182262

RA center: 10h 43' 57"

DEC center: -59° 51' 39"

Pixel scale: 3.664 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 40.058 degrees

Field radius: 1.524 degrees

Resolution: 620x409

Locations: Sutherland dark Skies, Sutherland, Northern Cape, South Africa


I didn't spend much time on this target when imaging May2013 as it sets early evening. Carina is a bright nebula so even 20min in dark skies can be impressive.

I used the MorphologicalTransformation process in PixInsight to reduce some of the stars.

It's taken months to process this as I was never entirely happy with the images as focus was slightly out - with new PI skills I've managed to fix this image to the best I think it'll get.


Sky plot

Sky plot


Carina Nebula ,