NGC 3372 The Great Nebula in Carina
The Carina Nebula is a bright, large emission nebula surrounding the star Eta Carinae, located in the southern constellation Carina. The nebula’s designation in the New General Catalogue is NGC 3372. It is one of the largest diffuse nebulae known, one that contains several open star clusters.
The Carina Nebula lies in the Carina-Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way, at a distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth. The estimated distance of the nebula is 7,500 light years.
The nebula spans about 460 light years in diameter, covering an area of three degrees of the sky. It is one of the largest known star forming regions in the Milky Way
This image above was shot over 10 nights in April 2020 wíth a total of 15 hours of data obtained for this image.
Entirely shot in from home in Singapore
Telescope: William Optics Zenithstar 61
Camera: QHY 163M
Mount: Explore Scientific IExos100
Filters: Antlia 3.5nm Ha, SII, OIII filters
5 hours each (75x 4mins subs)
Stacked in DSS, post processed in Pixinsight + Photoshop