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Eta Carina nebula - Widefield

Eta Carina nebula - Widefield

The Carina Nebula (also known as the Eta Carina Nebula, or NGC 3372) is a large bright nebula that surrounds several open clusters of stars.
Here is this 6X4 degrees widefield image - we can see the huge size of it.
The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth.
It is located in the constellation of Carina.
The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies.
The Keyhole nebula is seen just right of the center (very small).
It is four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula.

Ha-RGB image
Ha for 60 minutes (BIN 1) RGB- each for 10 minutes (BIN 2) total of 90 minutes
Imaged with a Canon 200mm F2.8 lens
SBIG ST-8300M with FW5 filterwheel
HaLRGB Baader filters

Imaged from Tivoli farm in Namibia June 2012

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