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The Details
Object
NGC 3372 Eta Carina Nebula in Carina
Optics
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass f/8
Platform
Astro-Physics 1600 Mount with absolute encoders
Camera
FLI 16803 Proline CCD
Filters
Tru-Balance 5 nm H Alpha Filter
Date
27 February 2014
Location
Las Campanas Observatory, Chile
Exposure
Ha 14 ea x 600 sec 1x1 bin
Software
ACP, Maxim DL/CCD, , CCDStack 2, Photoshop CS5
Orientation
Field of view: 51' x 51' centered on RA 10h43m48s
DEC-59°51'58" (2000). North angle 180.1°; east 90° CCW from north
Notes
The Eta Carina nebula lies more than 8000 light years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Carina and spans more than 300 light years across. The bright star in the lower right quadrant of the image is the enigmatic Eta Carina, a superluminous variable star with a mass over 100 times that of the Sun. Burning its fuel source at a furious pace, Eta Carina will one day end its life in a spectacular supernova explosion.

 

 

 

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