Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  Carina Nebula  ·  NGC 3372  ·  eta Car Nebula
Carina nebula, 


            Péter Feltóti
Carina nebula
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Carina nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 200/800 carbon Newton astrograph

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 600D(a)

Mounts: SkyWatcher NEQ6 PRO belt modified

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 53 mm mini (for guiding)

Guiding cameras: Mgen guide camera

Focal reducers: Skywatcher F4 coma corrector

Software: Auriga Imaging RegiStar 1.0.9  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  Nebulosity 3.3.3

Accessory: Lacerta Mgen autoguider

Dates:April 8, 2018May 9, 2018

14x300" ISO800
Astronomik UHC clip filter for EOS: 37x300" ISO1600

Integration: 4.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.87 days

Avg. Moon phase: 42.38%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Temperature: 5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3608248

RA center: 10h 44' 45"

DEC center: -59° 47' 45"

Pixel scale: 2.361 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.516 degrees

Field radius: 0.788 degrees

Resolution: 2000x1333

Locations: Farm Isabis, Isabis Farm, Windhoek, Namibia

Data source: Traveller


Carina nebula is one of the most famous object of the southern hemisphere. Of course, it also topped my sighting list in 2018 when I was in Namibia. Because the area was densely covered with stars and because it consisted largely of emission nebulae, I decided to use a UHC filter. This allows only the most typical emission radiation (Hydrogen alpha and beta, OIII) to pass through and also reduces the apparent size of the stars, making the subject more visible.


Sky plot

Sky plot


Carina nebula, 


            Péter Feltóti