Antilhue - Chile

NGC 3372 - Eta Carinae
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Designation NGC 3372, Eta Carinae Nebula
Constellation Carina (Car)
Description The star clusters and great diffuse gaseous nebulae associated with the star Eta Carinae form one of the finest telescopic objects in the sky. There are prominent dark absorption lanes and irregular luminous clouds extending over 4 square degrees.  This wonderful star-forming complex is about 10.000 lightyears distant.
Exposure Ha 120 min @ -15C, 1x1
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided,  CFW-8,   Custom Scientific 4.5 nm Ha Filter
Optics Astro-Physics Traveler AP105EDF with 0.75x focal reducer @ f/5.0 
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO German Equatorial Mount
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Beta 10, Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 08May2003 - 01:00 UTC
Conditions Transparency 4,  Seeing 6, Temperature +15C, high cloud passing through