NGC 3372: The Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae NebulaNGC 3372, as well as the Grand Nebula) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars. Some papers generally refer to this as the Carina Nebula, mostly because of differentiating the many paper published on this object, but the historical precedence as determined by southern observers like James Dunlop and John Herschel, who have both termed it the Eta Argus Nebula or Eta Carinae Nebula. John Herschel also describes “The star η Argus, with the Great nebula about it.” with many of his subsequent published papers supporting this.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FS60C
Imaging cameras: SBIG 8300M
Mounts: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro GoTo HEQ5 Pro GoTo
Guiding telescopes or lenses: APO TS 80mm/480mm
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar
Software: PixInsight 1.8 RC7
Filters: Astrodon Ha 5nm
Dates: Jan. 10, 2014
Frames: Astrodon Ha 5nm: 5×600″ bin 1×1
Integration: 0.8 hours
Darks: ~5

Autor:  Roberto Colombari

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14 January 2014

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