Eta Carina Nebula, NGC 3372, in Ha

- the awesomely detailed nebula around h Carinae (distance ~7500ly), one of our Southern Sky gems. Here it is imaged in Ha light from light-polluted skies of my apartment balcony close to the Melbourne CBD.

 

Camera: SBIG STL11000M, Astrodon filters Scope: Takahashi FS128 telescope @ f5.8, fl ~740mm (fov ~2.8x2.0)
Mount: Intes-Micro Alter D6 Guiding: internal
Filters/Exposures: Ha = 7x10 ≡ 1h10m Location: Elwood, Victoria, Australia
Date: April 2009 Processing: CCDStack, MIRA AL8 and Photoshop CS4