EtaCarina Star, "Giant eruptions" & Omega Centauri
Posted 14 August 2010 - 09:22 PM
(My hometown is S.Korea)
During my observation trip, lots of cloud covered with Australia.
So we rented a car, and moved everyday to find clear sky. (Goondiwindi, Miles, Coonabarabran)
I want to share some sketchs of southern showpiece.
Southern showpiece #1 : Eta Carina
Eta Carina star is incredible!!!
It is not difficulty for observe erupted materials from Eta Carina star.
I did'n expect observing "Giant eruptions", but I observed this feature with 18" UC and extremly clear sky
(I saw belt of venus and zodiacal light every night)
Key hole nebula is clear and impressive dark nebula beside Eta Carina star.
plese click the below link
Eta Carina & Key hole nebula
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia
Trans 6/6, Seeing 4/5, Limiting Mag. 6.5
Obssesion 18" UC (f=1915mm)
Televue Ethos 13mm (147x)
Black paper(A4 size) and pastel.
Posted 14 August 2010 - 09:55 PM
That is a very fine sketch. Thank you for posting it here for all to see.
Posted 14 August 2010 - 11:10 PM
An excellent observation of Eta Carina (and it's giant eruptions) and Keyhole Nebula. You have recorded a multitude of stars in your rendering. The celestial objects that you observed in Australia must have been spectacular! I can observe a few southern hemisphere objects such as Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) from my location (South Florida, USA) . Even with this object at a low altitude over my southern horizon does it reveal it's majesty. Your web site documents your visit to Australia and it's skies very nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us all.
I too the liberty in inverting your excellent observation of the Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) globular cluster. You recorded a wealth of stars over this spectacular globular cluster. I hope that you like it.
Posted 15 August 2010 - 05:22 AM
Posted 15 August 2010 - 08:24 AM
I have wrote detailed observation report at our observation team's homepage, in Korean language. (www.nightflight.or.kr)
I hope to translate my report to English for sharing it with many observers, but I'm not good at writing English well..
In my spare moments, I'll make English version and posting CN's observation forum.
Posted 15 August 2010 - 04:36 PM
Thanks for posting the Korean links - the pictures are great and in English we say that a picture tells a thousand words.
Posted 15 August 2010 - 05:58 PM