Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3576  ·  NGC 3603
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NGC3576 & NGC3603 the TorchBearer or Statue of Liberty nebula, 



    
        

            Gary Plummer
NGC3576 & NGC3603 the TorchBearer or Statue of Liberty nebula
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NGC3576 & NGC3603 the TorchBearer or Statue of Liberty nebula

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NGC3576 & NGC3603 the TorchBearer or Statue of Liberty nebula, 



    
        

            Gary Plummer
NGC3576 & NGC3603 the TorchBearer or Statue of Liberty nebula
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NGC3576 & NGC3603 the TorchBearer or Statue of Liberty nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS PhotoLine Triplet Apo 80/480

Mounts: SkyWatcher HEQ5 PRO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: 50mm Guidescope 50mm finderscope as guidescope

Guiding cameras: Prostar LP guider LP Guider

Software: EQASCOM  ·  PHD2  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight Core 01.08.04.1195 Ripley (x64)

Filters: ZWO LRGB-Ha,OIII,SII 7nm Narrowband Filters


Dates:March 16, 2019

Frames: 90x180" (4h 30')

Integration: 4h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 9.58 days

Avg. Moon phase: 72.49%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2597929

RA center: 11h 13' 16"

DEC center: -61° 15' 18"

Pixel scale: 1.598 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 5.356 degrees

Field radius: 0.546 degrees


Resolution: 2048x1365

Locations: Back Garden, Clifton Springs, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC3576 and NGC3603 nebula NGC3576 is known as the TorchBearer nebula and also the Statue of Libery nebula in North America, named interestingly by the esteemed Aussie Astrophotographer Dr. Steve Mazlin.
The Torch Bearer is in the Sagittarius arm of our Milky Way Galaxy and a few thousand light years away from my next target the Eta Carinae nebula.
This image is created from 1.5 hours each of Ha, Oiii & Sii captures combined using the Hubble SHO Palette.

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