NGC 3372  -  Eta Carinae Nebula

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Image with Nikkor200mm

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.

Near the centre of the above image one can find the Keyhole nebula.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-02-22 + 23 + 24 + 25
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Astro-Physics 175mm f/8 Starfire EDF with f/8.3 CCD field flattener
Camera: FLI PL29050 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: L 25x8min / R 6x8min / G 6x8min / B 6x8min
Exposure time total: 5h44min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis