The Carina Region

- a remarkable field containing dozens of deep sky objects - emission nebulae, including the Eta Carina Nebula, the Running Chicken Nebula (and many others), star clusters, star fields and dark nebulae. The Southern Cross and The Coal Sack are on the left. David Malin Astrophotography Award winner 2012.

 

Camera: SBIG STL11000M, Astrodon filters Lens: 75mm f2.8 lens working at f4 (fov 26x17 approx)
Mount: Synta NEQ-6 Pro, tracking the sky Guiding: none
Filters/Exposures: HaLRGB: 60:40:40:40:40 mins (bin1x1), 3hr40min total Location: ASV Leon Mow Dark Sky Site, Heathcote
Date: January 2012 Processing: CCDStack2, Mira AL8 and Photoshop CS5