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Eta Carinae and the Homunculus Nebula

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Observer
Damian Peach
Time of observation
26/12/2017 - 23:00
Object
Eta Carinae
Observing location
Chile
Equipment
1 meter telescope
Planetary camera
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This image is of the tiny Homunculus nebula surrounding the highly luminous star Eta Carinae.  The nebula spans only 18" in size and Damian used the planetary camera on the 1m telescope in Chile.
Damian comments that quite a detailed result was possible, clearly showing darker dusty patches and brighter blobs within the nebula. The double lobed appearance is striking.
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