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THE GEM CLUSTER REGION

(NGC 3293 and NGC 3324 Region)

Nebula Complex in Carina

 (Image Centered at ra: 10:36 / dec - 58 17')

 

 

 

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February 2012, Complejo La Aldea in Villa de Merlo

San Luis, Argentina

 

 


 

DATA

TYPE: Nebula Complex Region

V mag: NGC 3293 4.7, NGC 3324 NA

IMAGE FOV: roughly 2 x 1.4

DISTANCE: NGC 3293 8.4k light years, NGC 3324 7.2 k ight years

   

OBJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMAGE SESSION

 

The Gem Cluster lies in a very complex region in the Constellation of Carina near Eta Carina Nebula. The cluster is embedded with nebulosity coming from the mentioned complex. 20 arc minutes to the south east we have bright nebula NGC 3324, a giant massive gas structure form by UV strong radiation and stellar winds coming from young hot white stars.

I was not able to complete the image with the RGB colours so all going well it will be done by the end of this 2012 year

 

IMAGE INFORMATION

SCOPE: William Optics ZenithStar 66 f4.8

MOUNT: Sky Watcher NEQ6

SKY CONDITIONS: Transparency and seeing good

CAMERA: QSI 583 WS -10C

FILTERS: Baader Luminance + Astronomik Ha 6 nm

EXPOSURES: LHa (50,70)

GUIDING: Celestron SCT 8" working at f10 Starlight Xpress Lodestar Camera. PHD Guiding

PROCESSING: Images Plus; CCD Sharp; NASA Photoshop Fits Liberator, Photoshop CS