Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3324  ·  NGC3324
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IC 2599 --The Gabriela Mistral Nebula, 


            Russ Carpenter
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IC 2599 --The Gabriela Mistral Nebula

Technical card

Dates:March 15, 2019

Frames: 15x600"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.50 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.76%

Astrometry.net job: 2843094

RA center: 10h 37' 22"

DEC center: -58° 37' 26"

Pixel scale: 0.964 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.069 degrees

Field radius: 0.283 degrees

Resolution: 1497x1497

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope


Here is IC 2599, a beloved emission nebula that resembles the profile of Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral. I used Pixelmath to construct a custom palette from Ha, SII and OIII.

Tech Notes:
ASA Newtonian, 500 mm aperture, 1900mm focal length, F3.6
FLI Proline 16803, 9 mm pixel, 4096 X 4096
ASA DDM85 equatorial mount
Processing with PixInsight and Affinity Photo


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IC 2599 --The Gabriela Mistral Nebula, 


            Russ Carpenter