Eta Carina Narrow Band

Image taken Clayton Bay, South Australia

Equipment - Takahashi TSA102S, reducer with QSI683WSG - 8

Guiding - Star Shoot Autoguider off axis with Paramount PME mount.

SII Ha OIII 35 35 35

Darks, flats and biases applied

Processed in CCD stack and Photoshop CS3

Object - This nebula is located at a distance of around 8000 light years from Earth in the constellation of Carina. It is mainly an emission nebula but has some pockets of reflection. The main star within the complex is a Wolf Rayet star and is considered to be the brightest star in our galaxy.