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NGC 3372 ETA CARINAE NEBULA

Carina (ra: 10:43,8/ dec -59:52)

 

 

 

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February 2011, Complejo La Aldea in Villa de Merlo

San Luis, Argentina


 

DATA

TYPE: Bright Emission and Reflection Nebula.

VISUAL BRIGHTNESS: 1

SIZE: image 120 x 120 arc minutes.

DISTANCE: 10,000 light years.

 

OBJECT DESCRIPTION

The Eta Carinae Nebula is one of the largest region of ionized hydrogen gas in our Galaxy. Expanded in a distance of 260 light years it has seven times the size of the Orion Nebula. The photograph only shows a partial view of the complex. The Nebula has produced the Star Eta Carina which is among of the most massive and luminous star in our Milky Way. NGC 3372 present us its generous detail and regions formed of bright and dark interstellar matter. The Eta Carinae Nebula was discovered by Abble Lacaille during his 2-year journey to the Cape of Good Hope in 1751/1752

 

IMAGE INFORMATION

SCOPE: SCT 8"

SKY CONDITIONS: transparency and seeing good

CAMERA: QSI 583 ws

FILTERS: Astronomik Type II

EXPOSURES: LHaRGB (60,40,40,40,40)

IMAGE ACQUISITION: Astro Art. CCD Control Plug in Interface version 3.72

PROCESSED: Images Plus, (Sigma Average combination), CCD Sharp, Photoshop CS2