NGC 3372  -  Eta Carinae Nebula

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Image with AP175

Wide Field Image

Object data of NGC3372

Object type: Emission nebula
Size: 120'
Magnitude: 3.0 mag
Constellation: Car
Distance: 8,000 Ly
Notes: NGC 3372 is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known, due to its location in the southern sky.

North is to the left.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-02-22 + 24
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G @ f/2.8
Camera: Nikon Df (ISO400)
Mount: Astrophysics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: 19x3min
Exposure time total: 57min

Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis