View Full Version : Rubies in the sky with diamonds

2005-Sep-10, 09:27 AM
First light with my new scope, an ED80!

The targets were NGC 3324 and NGC 3293 ("rubies and diamond cluster") with the extended nebulosity of the eta carina nebula showing in the upper left corner of the frame...

These are a couple of Southern hemisphere objects I think that get generally overlooked thanks to proximity to Eta Carina..still I really like the brilliance of the cluster and the arcing nebulosity of 3324, and chose these as the first objects for my new scope...
Wow, I just want to dive into that photo. Very nicely done. :)