NGC 3372, The Carina Nebula, in Hydrogen Alpha and Ha/RGB

NGC 3372, The Carina Nebula in hydrogen alpha only. A southern sky wonder, this is the first image Tanja and I have seriously acquired with our QSI683 CCD camera. Data acquired from our home in Johannesburg, South Africa. Overall, we are VERY impressed with this camera!

Image details:
17x 10 minute exposures
170 minutes total integration time
Calibrated / reduced with bias, dark, and flat frames

Equipment used:
Officina Stellare Hiper APO 105
QSI683ws8 CCD
Officina Stellare 0.75 focal reducer/field flattener
Celestron CGEM DX mount
50mm finder/guider
Orion SSAG

Software:
Acquisition and focusing with Sequence Generator Lite
Reduction, integration and post-processing with PixInsight

HaRGB

Hydrogen alpha data acquired from our home in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 2014-02-12.
My Ha only image: www.flickr.com/photos/schmitzcory/12536602243/

RGB data acquired by Tanja in the dark skies of Sutherland, South Africa, in May of 2013.
Tanja’s RGB image: www.flickr.com/photos/astro-tanja/11481719113/in/photostr…

 

 

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