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NGC 3576 - The Statue of Liberty Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 3306x4325

Dates:May 20, 2019May 22, 2019

Optolong H-alpha 7nm 2": 65x240" -15C bin 1x1
Optolong OIII-CCD 6.5nm 2": 52x180" -15C bin 1x1
Optolong SII-CCD 6.5nm 2": 29x180" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 8.4 hours

Darks: ~40

Avg. Moon age: 17.38 days

Avg. Moon phase: 91.58%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Mean SQM: 18.81 job: 2709629

Locations: Home Observatory, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil

Data source: Unknown


NGC 3576 is a minor nebula in the Sagittarius arm of the galaxy a few thousand light-years away from the Eta Carinae nebula. This nebula even received six different classification numbers. Currently, astronomers call the entire nebula NGC 3576. A popular nickname is "The Statue of Liberty Nebula" because of the distinctive shape in the middle of the nebula. The name was first suggested in 2009 by Dr. Steve Mazlin, a member of Star Shadows Remote Observatory (SSRO).



Israel Mussi
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NGC 3576 - The Statue of Liberty Nebula, 


            Israel Mussi