The Eta Carina Nebula, NGC 3372
- a gem of the southern skies. A huge cloud of gas and dust illuminated by the blue supergiant h Carinae (middle of field), one of the most massive stars known in our galaxy. An area rich in young star clusters and dark, dusty nebulae. Just above h Carinae is the Keyhole Nebula. Distance is 7,500 ly. Here's an image taken in Ha.
|Camera:||SBIG STL11000M, Astrodon filters||Scope:||Takahashi FS-128, f=1040mm, f8.1 (fov ~2.3°x1.4°)|
|Mount:||Intes-Micro Alter D6||Guiding:||internal|
|Filters/Exposures:||Ha:R:G:B = 70:20:20:20min ≡ 2h10m||Location:||Elwood (Ha) and LMDSS Heathcote, Victoria, Australia|
|Date:||-||Processing:||CCDStack2 and Photoshop CS5 (reprocessed Feb 2015)|