Carina Nebula (NGC 3372)
The Carina Nebula (catalogued as NGC 3372; also known as the Great Carina Nebula) is a large, complex area of bright and dark nebulosity in the constellation Carina, located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way galaxy. The nebula is approximately 8,500 light-years from Earth.
The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is four times as large as and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known due to its location in the southern sky. It was discovered by Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille in 1752.
This is the first-light after the FSQ has been moved from Southern France to Chile.
[description from wikipedia]
Takahashi FSQ-106EDX III
10Micron GM2000 HPSII
LRGB 70:135:95:100 min.
San Pedro de Atacama — Chile
© Martin Rusterholz, Astrophotographer
Finder Chart Carina Nebula
Image created by Skychart