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The Milky Way around Eta Carinae | by Guillermo Abramson
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The Milky Way around Eta Carinae

The enormous Nebula NGC 3372, around Eta Carinae, occupies a prominent position in this region, amongst vast star clouds of the Milky Way. Around it several large open cluters can be seen: NGC 3532 above-left, NGC 3114 below-right, and our neighbor IC 2602 around Theta Carinae, below-left. Many other smaller clusters are also visible. At far left there is another bright nebula and associated cluster, IC 2944, in Centaurus. Many dust filaments darken the stars of the Milky Way. The image is 15 degrees wide.

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel Xt, 60s and 300s 75mm @ f/5, ISO 800, mounted on Meade LX10 telescope.

Location: Bariloche, Argentina.

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Taken on May 12, 2007