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A couple of videos on how to find Omega Centauri and Eta Carinae Nebula

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I made these two movies on how to find Omega Centauri and Eta Carinae Nebula in the Southern Sky. This was on the back of a great night two nights ago where the conditions were pretty good and got views of both of them. Though Omega Centauri was quite low on the horizon so would have been a lot better if I waited a few hours. Eta Carinae Nebula was just fantastic, it’s a huge object and the nebula extends a long way from the central bit.

How to find Omega Centauri

How to find Eta Carinae Nebula

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