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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 3372, Eta Carinae nebula


Type Emission Nebula 
Position 10 45.1, -59 52
Constellation Carina
Camera and Telescope STXL16200 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LHaRGB using Astrodon series 2 filters with Ha=120 minutes and R=G=B=60 minutes.  All colour images binned 2x2. Luminance = 90 minutes unbinned
Description This vast and complex emission nebula surrounding the star Eta Carinae is easily visible to the naked eye and a fine telescopic object.  Eta Carinae itself is surrounded by a 15" wide nebula called the Homunculus, some indications of which can be seen in this image.