Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3576  ·  NGC 3579  ·  NGC 3590  ·  NGC 3603
NGC 3576, The Statue of Liberty Nebula, 



    
        

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NGC 3576, The Statue of Liberty Nebula
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NGC 3576, The Statue of Liberty Nebula

NGC 3576, The Statue of Liberty Nebula, 



    
        

            Javier
NGC 3576, The Statue of Liberty Nebula
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NGC 3576, The Statue of Liberty Nebula

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Dates:Jan. 26, 2021

Frames: 9x300" (45')

Integration: 45'

Avg. Moon age: 12.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 94.22%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4187649

RA center: 11h13m07s.2

DEC center: -61°0643

Pixel scale: 0.963 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.994 degrees

Field radius: 0.761 degrees


Resolution: 4016x4026

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope

Description

What's going on in the Statue of Liberty nebula? Well, bright stars and interesting molecules are being formed and released. This complex nebula resides in the star-forming region called RCW 57. The image shows dense knots of dark interstellar dust, stars that have formed in the last few million years, fields of hydrogen gas ionized by these stars, and large loops of gas. ejected by dying stars. A detailed study of NGC 3576, also known as NGC 3582 and NGC 3584, has discovered at least 33 massive stars in the final stages of formation as well as the presence of complex carbon molecules known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). HAPs are believed to originate in gas cooling from star-forming regions. Its development in the nebula where the Sun formed, five billion years ago, could have been an important step in the development of life on Earth. The photograph was taken at the ChileScope Observatory on January 26, 2021.

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NGC 3576, The Statue of Liberty Nebula, 



    
        

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