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ETA Carinae Nebula (NGC 3372) in broadband and narrowband colours
& Wide-Field


About this image.

Discovered by Lacaille 1751-52.

This giant diffuse nebula is one of the largest H II regions (composed of ionized hydrogene gas) in our Milky Waygalaxy.

The star forming nebula NGC 3372 has produced the very conspicuous peculiar star Eta Carinae, which is among the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way, and perhaps in the universe.

  • The Eta Carinae Nebula was discovered by Abbe Lacaille during his 2-year journey to the Cape of Good Hope in 1751-52.
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    Telescope:                 Takahashi FSQ106
    Mount:                      Paramount ME by Software Bisque
    Instrument:               STL11000M CCD Camera by SBIG

    Exposure:                  (HA+R)GB Image of exposures 180:40:40:40
    Exposure:                  SII:Ha:OIII Image of 3:3:3 hours.
    Capture Software:       CCDSOFT V5
    Processing:                Registar, Maxim DL/CCD, Photoshop CS

    Widefield Version

    Optics:                      Canon 50mm f1.2 L lens at f4.5
    Instrument:                SBIG ST8300M with 8 Pos Filter Wheel, Baader 36mm filters

    Exposure:                  HaRGB 60:10:10:10 minutes


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