Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  IC 2599  ·  NGC 3324
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Great Balls of Fire! NGC3324 in SHO

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: APM LZOS 130/780

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MM Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM70

Guiding telescopes or lenses: PrimaLuceLab 240mm guide scope

Guiding cameras: zwo asi224 mc

Focal reducers: Teleskop-Service TSFLAT TSFLAT2.5

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  Aries Production astro pixel processor  ·  StarTools 1.7

Filters: Antlia SII 3.5nm  ·  Antlia 3.5nm Ha  ·  Antlia 3.5nm OIII

Accessory: ZWO EAF Focuser  ·  ZWO EFW 36mm  ·  PrimaLuceLab ECCO ECCO  ·  PRIMALUCE LAB Eagle 3s


Dates:April 19, 2021April 21, 2021

Frames:
Antlia 3.5nm Ha: 20x300" (1h 40') (gain: 120.00) -5C bin 2x2
Antlia 3.5nm Ha: 10x360" (1h) (gain: 200.00) -10C bin 2x2
Antlia 3.5nm OIII: 20x300" (1h 40') (gain: 120.00) -5C bin 2x2
Antlia 3.5nm OIII: 10x360" (1h) (gain: 200.00) -10C bin 2x2
Antlia SII 3.5nm: 20x300" (1h 40') (gain: 120.00) -5C bin 2x2

Integration: 7h

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 7.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 52.38%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Temperature: 16.40


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4443921

RA center: 10h 40' 16"

DEC center: -58° 48' 10"

Pixel scale: 1.228 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.760 degrees

Field radius: 0.826 degrees


Resolution: 4014x2704

Data source: Backyard

Description

Like a flaming canonball NGC 3293 appears to explode outwards from the eta carina nebula

Around 7 hours of integration taken over 3 nights (setting earlier these nights).

Stacked and combined in APP mapping Ha, OIII, and SII in SHO and adding both OIII and SII as 80% green.

Then separately processed and combined the Ha OIII and SII layers in startools also in SHO.

To get more natural star colours (APP) I aligned the results from APP and Startools in PS and adjusted opacity till I got a compromise I liked. Final process to taste in PS using astronomy tools plug ins and selective colour mask adjustments.

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