NGC 3372 - The Eta Carinae Nebula

RGB 60 60 60 min.
Canon EF 70-200mm/2.8
Losmandy G11
FLI ML x694

Constellation Carina
Ra 10h 44m 19s
Dec -59° 53´ 21"

NGC 3372 or Eta Carinae Nebula is a large, complex area of bright and dark nebulosity in the constellation Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm. The nebula is approximately 8,500 light years from Earth. The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is four times as large as and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known due to its location in the southern sky. It was discovered by Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille in 1752 from the Cape of Good Hope.

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