nebula in new zealand above a mountain prints for your wall


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The Great Nebula in Carina.
(Eta Carinae Nebula / NGC 3372)
One of the largest diffuse nebulae, more known in the Southern Hemisphere and perfect to shoot under New Zealand skies! These are clouds of gas and dust in outer space. Difficult to see with the naked eye.

It was an adventure getting to this location but well worth the views, 25 km of 4x4'ing, crossing multiple rivers, moving rocks, wet carpet, but totally dark skies.

I shot the nebula on New Years Eve, then returned to the same location one week later and snapped some shots of the jagged mountains that reach to the sky. I love the perspective and scale when blending terrestrial images with tracked astro shots.

Some tech info:
I tracked this part of the sky over 24 minutes taking 16 shots (90s each) on the Fornax Lightrack II tracking mount with the Canon 6D, H.Alpha modified by Spencer's Camera.
90s / f2.8 / ISO800, 105mm Sigma Art.
Images stacked in PS following the tutorial from Ian at Lonelyspeck.

The foreground was shot in the early morning with the Canon EOS R + Sigma Art 105mm

Printed on the worlds best 300gsm Ultra Pearlescent Hi-White with the state of the art Canon Pro-1000!
Heavy photographic weight, with an improved sheen level and pronounced pearl texture finish. Ultra white base for clean whites. Scratch resistant resin coat surface.

Please note: Some images may be slightly cropped for print dimension purposes