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The Eta Carina Nebula (Caldwell 92)


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About this observation
Alan Tough
Time of observation
16/04/2017 - 23:00
Caldwell 92
Observing location
Siding Spring, Australia
Telescope T8 at Siding Spring
LRGB and Ha filters
3hrs 12 mins
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Alan used the remote telescope T8 at Siding Spring, New South Wales, Australia to capture this wide-field view of the Eta Carinae Nebula. The nebula is named after the very massive and unstable 5th magnitude star, η Car, which can be seen here above a dark, V-shaped rift and to the left of the aptly-named Keyhole Nebula.

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