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Eta Carinae (Smoke gets in your eyes), 



    
        

            Brian Boyle
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Eta Carinae (Smoke gets in your eyes)

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Eta Carinae (Smoke gets in your eyes), 



    
        

            Brian Boyle
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Eta Carinae (Smoke gets in your eyes)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon 200mm f2.8 L II USM

Imaging cameras: Canon 6D unmodified

Mounts: Skywatcher Star Adventurer Pro


Dates:May 26, 2020

Frames: 74x45" (55' 30")

Integration: 55' 30"

Avg. Moon age: 3.64 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.23%


RA center: 10h45m48s.998

DEC center: -61°2259.38

Pixel scale: 6.066 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.007 degrees

Field radius: 6.024 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 5870x4070

Locations: Speargrass Flat Observatory, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

Data source: Backyard

Description

A frustrating night last night. I struggled to see Sigma Octans as I was polar alignment and so ended up a bit off. Discovered later that the reason I couldn't see diddly squat through the polar scope was because I was looking through smoke, having set up my mount looking over my chimney!

Add to that, I forget to clamp the azimuth screws on my Sky Adventurer. So this attempt at Eta Carinae was not flash, I am afraid. I might give Eta Car a rest for tonight - does everyone have a "bogey" target.

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Eta Carinae (Smoke gets in your eyes), 



    
        

            Brian Boyle