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Carina Nebula - NGC3372 _ Close Up 3 - "Carina's Profile" - Feb/Mar2023


This is yet another close up of another area in the "Great Carina" nebula, NGC3372, a deep southern sky object.

This image is of an area on the edge of the whole Carina nebula complex, a region which resembles a profile of a face, not unlike the "Witch Head" nebula in Orion. I'm surprised that there is no nick-name given to it such as "Carina's Head" or "Carina's Face" in the same way as is "The Keyhole" that is also a part of NGC3372... so I'll call it "Carina's Profile".
Looking up this nebula in "Sky-Map.org" or analyzing this image in "Astrometry.net" didn't label anything around it with anything other than a few stars with "HD" catalog numbers.

Imaged over multiple nights from my Bortle 4-5 quality sky backyard.
The total integration time was 13 hours and 55 minutes through all three of the narrowband filters for this (Hubble palette SHO style) narrowband image. The telescope was a 8" SCT at f6.3 with a QHY268M astronomy camera cooled to -10°C.


© Mariusz Goralski

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