The Carina Nebula is perhaps one of the most famous deep sky objects in the Southern Hemisphere. Of course, it also topped my sighting list in 2018 when I was in Namibia. Because the area was densely covered with stars and because it consisted largely of emission nebulae, I decided to use a UHC filter. This allows only the most typical emission radiation (Hydrogen alpha and beta, OIII) to pass through and also reduces the apparent size of the stars, making the subject more visible.

Scope: 200/800 SkyWatcher Newton
Mount: SkyWatcher NEQ6 pro upgraded
Guiding: Lacerta MGen autoguider
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Exposure: 14*300sec ISO800 + 37*300sec UHC ISO1600
Date: 2018.05.08 – 2018.05.09
Location: Isabis farm, Namibia

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