What's Up Carina
Posted 13 March 2008 - 02:06 AM
I have been twice during April and so Eta Carina and the Coal Sack are very prominent. I think I will try for one more trip and make it during Sept. or Oct. That way, I will have a chance to see the part of the sky...mostly Magellanic Clouds...that I have only seen low to the horizon on my previous trips.
All it takes is money;
Posted 13 March 2008 - 05:16 AM
Posted 16 March 2008 - 07:45 PM
Posted 16 March 2008 - 11:45 PM
If you've found 3532, nudge the scope a few degrees and have a look at 3293 - lovely open cluster.
Posted 17 March 2008 - 03:51 AM
I loved 3293, I just had to choose what to include and what not to include. Besides, it give us something to talk about here rather than in the article;-)
Here is an observation with a 5 inch refractor piggybacked on a 12 inch classical Cassigrain. This observatory is near Kingaroy in Queensland.
NGC 3293 5" 30mm very bright, large, very, very compressed, rich, 32 stars in compressed, round cluster that is very well detached from the Milky Way.
5" 40mm +UHC this filter just lights up the field with nebulosity, there is a dark lane to the west, it has a bright edge. The dark lane ends in this cluster.
12" 40mm 77 stars counted in a magnificent cluster. Adding the UHC makes the nebula easiest to the south.
Clear skies to us all;
Posted 26 March 2008 - 06:58 AM