Eta Carinae Nebula

Photographer
BobGillette
Email
bob.gillette9@gmail.com
Location of photo
Hacienda Los Andes, near Cerro Tololo, Chile
Date/Time of photo
13-15 January 2015
Equipment
Takahashi FSQ-85 and QSI 583wsg on an AP Mach 1 mount and Eagle Pier; Lodestar guider.
Description
One of the southern hemisphere's iconic deep-sky objects and four times the size of the Orion Nebula, Eta Carinae Nebula is centered on a star of the same name, one of the most massive and luminous in the Milky Way. It is about 7500 light years away.