The Eta Carinae Nebula
3372, the Eta Carinae Nebula, is one of the most prominent deep sky
objects in the southern sky. It's so far south that it's barely visible
from the southernmost parts of the United States. The namesake star, Eta
Carinae, is an unstable super-massive star that will probably blow up
one of these days.
was made with my 92mm refractor from Scout Key in Florida, home
of the Winter Star Party. Camera was my Olympus E-PL5 mirrorless
camera. From a latitude of 24 degrees north, the nebula only rises
about five degrees above the horizon during its brief appearances.