Carina-Centaurus: The wide-angle image displays a view from the central part of the southern constellation of Carina towards Centaurus complementing a previous one of Central Carina. Here again several highlights of the southern sky can be identified.
To the right magnificent Eta Carinae Nebula and to the left Running Chicken Nebula; in the center the Galactic Nebulae NGC 3576 and NGC 2603.
On the upper edge of the image the Open Cluster NGC 3532 and above Running Chicken the Open Cluster NGC 3766 are displayed.



Object Carina-Centaurus
Category Nebulae
Designation Carina-Centaurus
Constellation Carina, Centaurus
Optics Asahi Takumar 135 mm f/3.5 @ f/4.5
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 13 x 10min Astronomik Ha filter, 10 x 5min Astronomik (OIII) filter. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration No
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 130 as Guide Scope, Guiding Software: Maxim DL
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 14 Mar 2008
 
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