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NGC 3372 - Carina Nebula

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NGC 3372 - Carina Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106ED

Imaging cameras: FLI PL-16803

Mounts: Paramount MX+

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar Ultrastar

Focal reducers: Takahashi 0.73x

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Astrodon OIII 3nm  ·  Astrodon Ha 3nm  ·  Astrodon SII 3nm


Dates:April 12, 2020

Frames: 24x300" (2h)

Integration: 2h

Avg. Moon age: 19.69 days

Avg. Moon phase: 75.01%


Astrometry.net job: 3412208

RA center: 10h 41' 22"

DEC center: -59° 45' 56"

Pixel scale: 4.763 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.736 degrees

Field radius: 2.570 degrees


Resolution: 3016x2451

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Description

This is just 2 hours worth of data collected from a dark sky location in Australia. The Carina nebula can only be seen from the southern hemisphere and I hope to one day get this image with my own telescope. I rented some time on a telescope down there and remotely collected the data which I then processed as I do my other pictures. I guess it goes to show you the difference between taking images from a dark sky and the city.

I used some of the newer techniques I've been developing for reducing the stars and making sure they're not bloated and overpowering. As well as some new tools and techniques for removing the noise and bringing out the finer structures. In the end I dunno it just turned amazing, you can see the oxygen clouds floating over the hydrogen and sulfur clouds, and all the fine details around the Gabriela Mistral nebula down in the lower right-hand side, it almost looks like hair. This is definitely one that I will be printing.

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Description: Fixed Eta Carinae star

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Description: Fix up some of the star clusters

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NGC 3372 - Carina Nebula, 



    
        

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