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The Carina Nebula (the Eta Carinae Nebula, NGC 3372)

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The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae Nebula, NGC 3372, as well as the Grand Nebula) 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. Carina OB1 contains the two star clusters Trumpler 14 and Trumpler 16. Trumpler 14 is one of the youngest known star clusters, at half a million years old. Trumpler 16 is the home of WR 25, currently the most luminous star known in our Milky Way galaxy, together with the less luminous but more massive and famous Eta Carinae star system, and HD 93129A. 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.

The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known, due to its location in the southern sky. It was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751–52 from the Cape of Good Hope.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Megrez 80 APO Triplet
Imaging cameras: Canon EOS T3i
Mounts: Orion EQ 3-2
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm deluxe guidescope
Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-II Color
Software: Luc Coiffier’s DeekSkyStacker (DSS),  Photoshop CS6
Accessories: SkyWatcher Dual Axis Motor Drive with ST4
Resolution: 3921×3440
Dates: Jan. 10, 2015
Frames: 8×300″
Integration: 0.7 hours
Avg. Moon age: 19.11 days
Avg. Moon phase: 80.14%
RA center: 161.099 degrees
DEC center: -59.778 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.487 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 132.756 degrees
Field radius: 1.077 degrees
Locations: Observatório Caseiro Ibituruna, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Author: Victor Brasil Sabbagh

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

Great Nebula in Carina

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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.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics 152mm f/7.5 Starfire EDF

Imaging cameras: FLI ProLine Proline 16803
Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FS-60C
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Superstar
Focal reducers: Astro-Physics AP 4.0″ Field Flattener
Software: PixInsight 1.8, FocusMax, Maxim DL Pro 5, Software Bisque TheSky6 Professional, Photoshop CS Photo Shop CS5, CCD Autopilot 5
Filters: Astrodon E-series LRGB Ha 5nm
Accessories: Sirius Dome
Dates: Jan. 27, 2014
Locations:Sydney Australia
Frames: 38×600″
Integration: 6.3 hours

Author: David Nguyen
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 13 Aug 2014

Great Nebula in Carina

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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 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: Orion 80ED Refractor
Imaging cameras: Canon DSLR T3 Rebel
Mounts: Orion USA Sirius Eq-G
Focal reducers: Orion USA Field Flattener for Short Refractors
Software: Deep Sky Stacker, Photoshop CS6, Noiseware Reduction Commuty
Dates: March 30, 2014
Frames: 15×30″
Integration: 0.1 hours

Author: Juan González Alicea

AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI
1 Abril 2014

NGC 3372: the Carina Nebula

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The Carina Nebula is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars.
Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, are among them. 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.

The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known, due to its location in the southern sky. It was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751–52 from the Cape of Good Hope.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C8 SCT
Imaging cameras: Nikon D5000
Mounts: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Goto
Focal reducers: Celestron f/6.3 Focal Reducer/Corrector
Software: DeepSkyStacker, Startools 1.3, PHD guiding, photoshop, Leandro Fornaziero Pardal Astronomy controls
Dates: Feb. 17, 2014
Frames: 60×60″
Integration: 1.0 hours

Autor: Leandro Fornaziero

AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI

24 February 2014

We select the best works of amateur astrophotographers with details of equipment, shooting processing etc.

NGC 3372: The Carina 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 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

AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI

14 January 2014

We select the best works of amateur astrophotographers with details of equipment, shooting processing etc.