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


            Andy 01
Colours of Carina
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Colours of Carina

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-130 APO Refractor

Imaging cameras: QSI 6162 monochrome

Mounts: Takahashi NJP Temma-2

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

Software: Adobe Photoshop 2020  ·  Sky Safari Pro  ·  Topaz Denoise DeNoise  ·  Nik Software, Inc. Nik Filters

Filters: Chroma OIII 3nm O3  ·  Chroma Ha 5nm Chroma Ha  ·  Chroma SII 5nm Chroma SII

Accessory: Stellarmate Raspberry Pi-4  ·  Takahashi flattener 1.04X Flattener 67  ·  Kendrick Standard Dual Channel Controller

Dates:Jan. 21, 2021

Chroma Ha 5nm Chroma Ha: 12x600"
Chroma SII 5nm Chroma SII: 14x600"
Chroma OIII 3nm O3: 14x600"

Integration: 6.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 55.75%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4173269

RA center: 10h 44' 46"

DEC center: -59° 49' 40"

Pixel scale: 1.241 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 79.709 degrees

Field radius: 0.576 degrees

Resolution: 2362x2362

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard


Good ol' Eta Carina, in Lurid narrowband with a touch of Eric Coles Histogram balancing.
Still sorting automation & the Stellarmate, and making good progress!

This is now my second image from my new Stellarmate/Rpi4/KStars/Ekos Macbook pro combo and again, I took it while sitting on the couch as the 'Scope Plate solved, Locked on, Auto focussed, Calibrated, Guided, Changed filters, Meridian flipped and did it all over again over two consecutive nights!

I've sorted the porting and am now using the internal multi-star guider - it's great!
So nice to sleep through the night while the 'scope does it's thing!

2 Hrs each 5nm Ha & S2, 3 Hrs 3nm O3 from my light polluted suburban location in Melbourne, Australia. Average seeing, Bortle 5/6 skies.


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Colours of Carina, 


            Andy 01