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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
http://ukastroimaging.co.uk/forums/index.php

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

Comments:
Average seeing (low altitude)

Equipment setup:

http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/image/81003751/original

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

http://www.flicamera.com/

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

http://www.astro-electronic.de/

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

http://www.astronomik.com/en/home

http://www.gerdneumann.net/

MSB Software & Astroart 4

http://www.msb-astroart.com/

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

http://www.skylab.com.au/

AstroHandy Accessories

http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/astrohandy_lightring

http://www.astrohandy.com


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