Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3293  ·  NGC 3324
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NGC3324 and IC2599 (Gabriela Mistral Nebula) [SHO]

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NGC3324 and IC2599 (Gabriela Mistral Nebula) [SHO], 



    
        

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NGC3324 and IC2599 (Gabriela Mistral Nebula) [SHO]

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion EON 130mm APO

Imaging cameras: QSI683WSG-8

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ8

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion EON 130mm APO

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L II Autoguider

Software: Simulation Curriculum Sky Safari Plus  ·  PixInsight  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PHD2  ·  Simulation Curriculum Starry Night Pro Plus 7

Filters: Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25"  ·  Astronomik SII 6nm 1.25"  ·  Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25"


Dates:April 10, 2016March 10, 2019

Frames:
Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25": 10x900" (2h 30') -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25": 10x900" (2h 30') -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25": 10x900" (2h 30') -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25": 8x900" (2h) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik SII 6nm 1.25": 14x900" (3h 30') -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 13h

Avg. Moon age: 3.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.35%


Astrometry.net job: 2807897

RA center: 10h 38' 28"

DEC center: -58° 30' 12"

Pixel scale: 1.014 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.293 degrees

Field radius: 0.702 degrees


Resolution: 3979x2988

Locations: Wiruna, Ilford, New South Wales, Australia

Data source: Traveller

Description

IC 2599 is a bright HII emission nebula with an associated open star cluster NGC 3324 approximately 7,500 light years away in the constellation of Carina. Collectively, NGC3324 and IC 2599 have been nicknamed the Gabriela Mistral Nebula because of the striking (and somewhat disturbing) resemblance to the late Chilean poet. Also visible in the top-right of the image is another open cluster, NGC 3293, which contains over a hundred stars.

The picture was formed by combining individual images taken with three different filters: ionised Hydrogen (Ha), Oxygen (OIII) and Sulphur (SII). It was processed in PixInsight using the Hubble Space Telescope palette (Red = SII, Green = Ha, Blue = OIII) and a synthetic luminance blended from all three colour components.

The final image was re-sampled by 120% for aesthetic reasons.

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