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NGC 3372, The Carina Nebula in Hydrogen Alpha | by schmitzcory
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NGC 3372, The Carina Nebula in Hydrogen Alpha

NGC 3372, The Carina Nebula in hydrogen alpha only. A southern sky wonder, this is the first image we 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

 

Officina Stellare Hiper APO 105

QSI683ws8 CCD

Officina Stellare 0.75 focal reducer/field flattener

Celestron CGEM DX mount

50mm finder/guider

Orion SSAG

 

Acquisition and focusing with Sequence Generator Lite

Reduction, integration and post-processing with PixInsight

  

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Taken on February 15, 2014