Some colour for your day by Doug Ingram
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Some colour for your day

April 5, 2016

Here is another deep-sky object from the meet-up I went to on Saturday night, 2nd April. This colourful gem is the Eta Carinae Nebula, for which we southern hemisphere folk are in prime viewing position. At the centre of the nebula is the “hypergiant” star Eta Carinae, which is estimated to be between 100 to 150 times the mass of the sun and about FOUR MILLION TIMES THE BRIGHTNESS LOF THE SUN! The nebula itself is about four times as large as the Orion Nebula, which I posted a photo of two nights back, but it’s not as well known because it’s not visible to most of the northern hemisphere.

This photo was created from a stack of five original images. Stacking reduces the digital noise in the final image.

Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 100-400mm @ 400mm @ f/5.6, 30 sec @ ISO 3200.

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