In April 2021 I posted here a new version of a capture made in July, 2020. Well, I was not entirely happy.
Then, I decided to do a new version. This means that the picture I’m posting today is at least the 3rd version of the same data. Ok, ok, sorry. I won’t be stalling. Here is the new (And hopefully the last) version:
Also, I made an annotated version, with the astrometric solution. What are your thoughts?
This is the equipment I used to capture this image:
Canon T6i (750D);
Nikon Nikkor 135mm f2.8 Ai with Canon EOS adapter;
NGC 6334, the Cat’s Paw nebula is a faint emission nebula on the constellation of Scorpio.
That’s finally my last capture before I get my DSLR modified for astrophotography.
My setup for astrophotography is slowly getting the way I want!
Of course, my ideia was to shot an emission nebula hard to capture with a stock camera. If everything ends right, soon I’ll post a version of this same target, with some quite similar exposure, but with an astromoded Canon T6i. Wish me luck!
Well… the Cat’s Paw nebula is a hard target for Bortle 6 skies and a stock DSLR. Almost 3 hours of exposure and I hardly got some nebulosity. I hope it will change soon, as soon my camera come back and my Optolong L-Pro arrive.
Not everyone knows, but Eta Carinae Nebula (NGC 3372) is four times larger than the Orion Nebula (Messier 42) and even brighter. Don’t misunderstand me. Messier 42 is incredible, but Eta Carinae is special. It is so complex, with a lot of star clusters, Hydrogen Alpha regions, dark clouds… and it’s huge! And the big red giant in its center? Speechless. This red giant totally deserves an dedicated post for its own.