British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

Secondary menu

Main menu

BAA Community Member Pages Nick Hewitt
Image search

Clusters and eta Carinae

Image

Expand image

About this observation
Observer
Nick Hewitt
Time of observation
20/03/2018 - 21:13
Object
Eta Carina region
Observing location
Boa Vista, Cape Verde 15:58:47 N, -22:49:09 W
Equipment
Canon 60Da
50mm lens at f5.6
IDAS filter
Star Adventurer
Exposure
5 x 120sec at ISO 1600
Tags
Like This Image
Share

The spring Milky Way - sadly unavailable to UK observers.  Nova Carina is to the west of the Eta Carina nebula complex. Superb open clusters abound, especially NGC 3532 to the east and NGC 3114 to the west. The Southern Pleiades (IC 2602) are below the emission nebula, but are a pale shadow of the northern Pleiades (IMHO). The whole area is gorgeous in binoculars.

Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.