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Eta Carinae & The Keyhole Nebula (NGC 3324), 



    
        

            Tom Peter AKA Astrovetteman
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Eta Carinae & The Keyhole Nebula (NGC 3324)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave 24" CDK24

Imaging cameras: FLI ProLine PL09000

Mounts: 10 Micron GM3000

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Planewave 24" CDK24

Filters: Astrodon 3nm OIII  ·  Astrodon 3nm SII Astrodon  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 50 mm square Astrodon LRGB


Dates:Feb. 8, 2021

Frames: 72x300"

Integration: 6.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.15 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.37%


Astrometry.net job: 4209262

RA center: 10h 44' 40"

DEC center: -59° 41' 13"

Pixel scale: 0.308 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.858 degrees

Field radius: 0.181 degrees


Resolution: 3000x3004

Locations: Telescope Live-Chile, El Sauce, Chile

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Description

The Keyhole Nebula is a gaseous cloud, located next to the dying star Eta Carinae situated within the massive Carina Nebula. It's at a distance of 8,000 light-years from Earth and has a diameter
of 7 light-years. There is actually star formation within the Keyhole Nebula and the nebula, itself, is being influenced by the extreme stellar winds from the adjacent giant star Eta Carinae, which has a luminosity greater than 5,000,000 times our Sun.
This is a cropped version of data from Telescope Live's PlaneWave CDK 24/FLI ProLine PL 9000 located in El Sauce, Chile and is a compilation of RGBHOS subs all taken @300s.
Anyway, hope ya like it!
Tom

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Eta Carinae & The Keyhole Nebula (NGC 3324), 



    
        

            Tom Peter AKA Astrovetteman