A photo of Eta Carina and surrounding nebulosity close up in natural color.
The Carina Nebula (NGC 3372) also known as the Grand Nebula, Great Nebula in Carina, or Eta Carinae Nebula, is a large complex area of bright and dark nebulosity in the constellation Carina. The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light-years from Earth.
Taken using a 8" SCT at F10 with a self modded full spectrum Canon 40D DSLR.
This image was exposed for a total of 180 minutes, 12 x 600s and 12 x 300s ISO800 subs on 12th March 2018.