The Great Carina Nebula is an enormous and spectacular emission region in the southern constellation of Carina.|
Estimated to be between 6,500 and 10,000 light years away, this is one of the largest and brightest nebula in our sky
The Photo: contains 48 hours of exposures across 18 individual 3-megapixel photographs taken with a cooled astronomical camera looking through a Hydrogen-alpha filter which passes light from the nebula and rejects earth-based light-pollution. After assembly into a single high-resolution black and white mosaic, a second natural colour image was blended to produce the final result shown here.
Telescope: A Maksutov-Newtonian telescope , having 190mm diameter mirror at f/6, or 900mm focal length.
Camera: SBIG ST10XE. Thermo-electrically cooled astronomical CCD camera.
The Print: is a high-resolution archival-quality print onto 250GSM gloss photographic paper
The Frame: is very durable black aluminium with 1mm clear UV-protected polycarbonate (no glass).
Photographer: Eddie Trimarchi
Available in two sizes, A2: 594 x 420mm and A3: 420 x 297mm