Eta Carinae Nebula

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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 papers 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: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM II CPS
Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 600Da
Mounts: Vixen GPD2
Guiding telescopes or lenses: TS Optics 60mm Helical Sucher
Guiding cameras: M-Gen Guiding Kamera
Software: Fitswork4, Adobe Photoshop CS 6, Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.3 Beta 51 DSS DeepSkyStacker
Accessories: Lacerta MGEN2
Dates: July 26, 2014
Locations: Namibia
Frames: 27×300″ ISO800
Integration: 2.2 hours
Darks: ~3

Author: Stefan Westphal
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 23 Aug 2014