Eta Carina Nebula
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Location of Photo:
The photograph was taken in Brisbane (suburb Milton) in Queensland, Australia
Date/Time of photo:
14 and 15 December 2014
TS 102mm ED doublet, QSI 690i, Skywatcher HEQ5 and a set of narrowband filters
The Carina Nebula is a cloud of glowing gas composed mostly of hydrogen, excited by ultraviolet light from the embedded stars. The brightest star in the nebula is known as eta Carinae; it is one of the most luminous and most massive stars known to humanity.