Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3293  ·  NGC 3324
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NGC3324 Gabriela Mistral Nebula, 


NGC3324 Gabriela Mistral Nebula
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NGC3324 Gabriela Mistral Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Officina Stellare HiperAPO105

Imaging cameras: QSI 683wsg QSI683wsg

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX Celestron AVX GEM

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion SSAG

Focal reducers: Officina Stellare flatener / reducer

Software: PixInsight PixInsinght

Filters: Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-series

Dates:March 29, 2014

Frames:Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-series: 24x600" (4h) -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 4h

Darks: 26

Flats: 30

Bias: 100

Avg. Moon age: 28.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.24%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 228980

RA center: 10h39m11s

DEC center: -58°3827

Pixel scale: 2.269 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 170.282 degrees

Field radius: 1.206 degrees

Resolution: 620x496

Locations: Sutherland dark Skies, Sutherland, Northern Cape, South Africa


This is my 1st attempt at imaging & Processing L R G B.

NGC 3324 is a star forming region at the northwest corner of the Carina Nebula

It is called the Gabriela Mistral nebula, because of the striking resemblance with the Nobel Prize winning Chilean poet.


Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC3324 Gabriela Mistral Nebula,