NGC 3372, The Eta Carinae Nebula (Ha)

Photo Details

Telescope: FSQ106EDXIII

Camera: FLI16803 ProLine

Mount: APMach1GTO

Exposure: (Ha): 285 (sub exp. 900s) (binx1)

Date and place: 06.2010 Tivoli, Namibia

The Carina Nebula (NGC 3372  also known as the Grand Nebula, Great Nebula in Carina, or Eta Carinae Nebula) is a large, complex area of bright and dark nebulosity in the constellation Carina . The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light-years from Earth.