Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3496  ·  NGC 3503  ·  PK288+00.2  ·  PK289-00.1  ·  PK290-00.1
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NGC3503 (HaRGB) near Eta Carinae, 



    
        

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NGC3503 (HaRGB) near Eta Carinae

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NGC3503 (HaRGB) near Eta Carinae, 



    
        

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NGC3503 (HaRGB) near Eta Carinae

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED102 FCD 100 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC PRO ASI294MC PRO

Mounts: Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO

Focal reducers: Starfield 0.8x Focal Reducer

Software: Photoshop CC 2019  ·  PixInsight

Filters: ZWO UV IR Cut 2"  ·  Astronomik H-alpha 12nm CCD 2"

Accessory: ZWO ASIAIR Pro  ·  ZWO EAF Electronic Focuser  ·  ZWO Off-Axis Guider


Dates:April 24, 2020

Frames:
Astronomik H-alpha 12nm CCD 2": 6x300" (30') (gain: 250.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO UV IR Cut 2": 11x300" (55') (gain: 250.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 1h 25'

Darks: 3

Flats: 22

Avg. Moon age: 1.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.79%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00


Astrometry.net job: 3488802

RA center: 11h 1' 30"

DEC center: -59° 45' 58"

Pixel scale: 3.384 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -84.575 degrees

Field radius: 1.139 degrees


Resolution: 2000x1372

Locations: Home, Kerikeri, New Zealand

Data source: Backyard

Description

The NGC3503 nebula is not often imaged and not much information can be found. I found it a bit difficult to capture and process given it is dim, in a location with a lot of stars and there was a bit of haze. Size 3 arcmin. 2.9 kpc or cca 9.5k light years in distance.

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NGC3503 (HaRGB) near Eta Carinae, 



    
        

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