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Hi all

I finally had a few hours without clouds and managed to capture Eta Carinae before having to turn in at a reasonable time on a work night. The sky was clear of clouds but the high humidity we have been having had a big impact on seeing and on the reflection of the lights from the nearby town. I also captured some shorter subs with the aim of 'filling in' the burnt out stars but I struggled to get acceptable results. The image below is just from the 2 min subs.

Eta Carina Nebula

NGC 3372 Eta Carinae Nebula

(RA 10:44:22.47 - Dec -59 56' 36.5").

Skywatcher Quattro 10" f4 Newtonian.

Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT (on Pier)

Orion auto guider - PHD2.

Baader MPCC Mark 3 Coma Corrector, UHC-S (Nebula) filter,

Nikon D5300 (unmodified), Long Exp Noise Reduction on, 12bit NEF,

UHC-S 15 x 120 sec ISO800.

PixInsight & Photoshop

19 March 15

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Hi Mike,what a lovely image,so much detail from just 2 min subs.

Exerllent work.

Mick.

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