Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  Carina Nebula  ·  Foramen  ·  IC 2599  ·  NGC 3255  ·  NGC 3293  ·  NGC 3324  ·  NGC 3372  ·  NGC 3496  ·  NGC 3503  ·  NGC 3532  ·  NGC 3572  ·  NGC 3576  ·  NGC 3579  ·  NGC 3581  ·  NGC 3584  ·  NGC 3586  ·  NGC 3590  ·  NGC 3603  ·  PK285-01.1  ·  PK288+00.1  ·  PK288+00.2  ·  PK288-00.1  ·  PK288-02.1  ·  PK289-00.1  ·  PK289-01.1  ·  PK290-00.1  ·  Part of the constellation Carina (Car)  ·  T Car  ·  Wishing Well Cluster  ·  eta Car  ·  And 11 more.
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The Wishing Well, the Gem, and Eta Carina

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The Wishing Well, the Gem, and Eta Carina

Technical card

Dates:April 15, 2020

Frames: 40x300" (3h 20')

Integration: 3h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 22.66 days

Avg. Moon phase: 44.59%


Astrometry.net job: 3425419

RA center: 10h 51' 21"

DEC center: -59° 45' 21"

Pixel scale: 6.300 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.342 degrees

Field radius: 4.047 degrees


Resolution: 3632x2864

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope

Description

Here is a widefield view of three masterpieces in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Wishing Well cluster, NGC 3532, has about 120 stars and got its name because it resembles an assembly of bright coins at the bottom of a wishing well. The Gem Cluster is a compact group of very bright stars, most of which are hot and young.

Of course, we all know the Eta Carina nebula. But we might forget that it is much brighter and four times larger than the Orion Nebula. The star Eta Carinae is one of the most massive and luminous stars in the Milky Way.

This is an HaRGB image.

Tech Notes for Very Small Telescope

Nikon 200mm lens, f/2

10 Micron GM1000HPs Robotic Mount

FLI Microline 16200 CCD Camera, 6mm pixel

Processing with PixInsight and Affinity Photo

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The Wishing Well, the Gem, and Eta Carina, 



    
        

            Russ Carpenter