Carina-Vela-Puppis: This image shows a region of the Milky Way, which cannot be observed in its full extent from the northern hemisphere. In the lower right corner it starts with the constellation of Carina with the prominent Eta Carinae Nebula. Then it spans through the constellation of Vela or the Sail to Puppis, the Stern of the ship of the Argonauts.The faint reddish glow in the center is the huge GUM Nebula.

The bright star in the upper part is Canopus or Alpha Carinae.



Object Carina-Vela-Puppis
Category Constellations
Designation Carina-Vela-Puppis
Constellation Carina-Vela-Puppis
Optics Sigma Zoom Lens 18-125mm @ 18 mm f/5.6
Mount Meade LXD 75
Camera Hutech modified EOS 30D
Exposure 13 x 5min ISO 800, IDAS LPS filter, ImagesPlus for Capturing
Calibration Dark frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and Skywatcher ED 80 as Guide Scope. Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Mount Ceder, 5 Febr 2008
 
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