Object Eta Carina- NGC 3372

NGC 3372 is a vast star birthing nebula located in the constellation Carina. Shown here is the nova like variable star Eta Carina located toward the brightest part of the central nebulosity known as the Keyhole. In wider field images the dark notches show its distinctive shape. The nebula lies around 9000L.y. away

Date 3012/ 05
Location BayTop Observatory- Streaky Bay South Australia
Instrument Vixen VC200L working @ f9                                    (1800fl .77arc secs per pixel)
Mount Celestron CI700 using stock Hurst motors.
Camera (CCD) Starlight Xpress HX916 monochrome with Hm, made filter slider
Exposures L: 17R:7G:7B:7' (1' sub exposures all unbinned]     No dark frames removed. Extinction factors applied. Sigma combined
Guiding  Unguided
Filters Astronomik Type 2   CL-.RGB set
Notes/ Conditions

 Conditions- After a very hot day of 41deg C, the evening didn't cool down to well into the morning. It took a long time for the optics to settle when taking the lum and was difficult obtaining good focus. Things settled through the rgb's. This is the first image taken on the CI700 mount. Image has been reduced to 80%.