NGC3372: Eta Carinae Nebula


Eta Carinae Nebula is a large, complex area of bright and dark nebulosity in the constellation Carina, located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way galaxy. The nebula is approximately 8,500 light-years from Earth.

Constellation of Carina

Image below is a rough and ready first play with the data, which was acquired through the iTelescope T08 telescope which is housed at Siding Spring Observatory, Australia. The rig is a 106mm Takahashi FSQ telescope mounts on a Paramount PME. The imaging is through a FLI Microline 16803. The image is a false colour (Hubble) SHO image which is 10x600secs of Ha, 10x600secs of OIII, and 10x600secs of SII. Image processed with PixInsight.

Here is a celestial map of the area designating the various open clusters etc. The numbers (3293, for example) are the designated NGC numbers, Bo is the Bochum catalogue number, Cr is the Collinder catalogue number, and Tr is the Trumpler Catalogue number.

Thanks for looking, Steve

A further edit using the Forax variation of the Hubble Pallet. The image shows a lot more detail but I think I still prefer the original above.