NGC 3372 - wide field

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Object identification (2.3MB)

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.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-02
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L @ f/4
Camera: Canon EOS 6D (ISO 1000)
Mount: Vixen Polarie Star Tracker
Exposure time: 48x2min
Exposure time total: 1h 36min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Herbert Walter, Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis and Wolfgang Leitner)

Image processing by Herbert Walter