Daily Archives: March 7, 2015

The Carina Nebula


The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae Nebula, NGC 3372) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars. It contains the two large OB associations Carina OB1 and Carina OB2. The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth. It appears in the constellation of Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm. The nebula contains multiple O-type stars.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Corretor de Coma 2″,  GSO 350 mm – Refletor Newtoniano
Imaging cameras: Canon T 3
Mounts: NEQ6-Pro
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Teleskop TSOAG9T2
Guiding cameras: ASIMC120
Software: Deep Sky Stacker,  Adobe Photoshop CS3
Filters: UHC,  Moon & Skyglow
Resolution: 4290×2856
Dates: Feb. 27, 2015
Frames: 18×240″
Integration: 1.2 hours
Avg. Moon age: 8.62 days
Avg. Moon phase: 63.05%
RA center: 161.022 degrees
DEC center: -59.720 degrees
Pixel scale: 0.628 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -95.417 degrees
Field radius: 0.450 degrees
Locations: Observatório Vilatur, Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Author: jsmoraes


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