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Keyhole Nebula - Image of the Year 2011 UKAI
21-JAN-2011 Press F11 for full screen mode

Keyhole Nebula - Image of the Year 2011 UKAI

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Voted Image of the Year 2011 on UK Astro Imaging Forum

Cropped from full frame image

You can see the complex shells of ejected material around Eta Carina itself below centre.
**Click on the image to see a closer view.

AP152 F7.5 Starfire APO refractor with 4" field flattener
FLI ProLine11002 CCD & CFW-2-7
LHaRGB = 10 20 10 10 10min (bin 1X1) Astronomik filters
-35C chip temp, darks and flats (AstroHandy LightRing used for flats)
Focal Length 1300mm
Image scale 1.4"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress SXVH9

Average seeing (low altitude)

Equipment setup:

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

MSB Software & Astroart 4

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

AstroHandy Accessories

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