Eta Carinae Nebula: This image was another test for the Hutech modified EOS 30D. And it passed it very well. If you compare this 5 minute exposure with the one of 48 minutes exposure(see Nebulae) the increased sensitivity is striking. Not to forget the unearthly beauty of this large emission nebula. I always feel a pitty for all the astronomers on the Northern Hemisphere not being able to observe this for me most beautiful of all nebulae.

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Object Eta Carinae Nebula
Category Nebulae
Designation NGC 3372
Constellation Carina
Optics TMB 80 f/6 x 0.8 Tele Vue Reducer/Flattener
Mount Piggyback on Meade LX 200 and Equatorial Superwedge
Camera Hutech modified Canon EOS 30D
Exposure 1 x ISO 400-5min IDAS LPS filter
Calibration Dark and Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro and LX 200 as Guide Scope
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 30 Nov 2006
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