Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  IC 2599  ·  NGC 3293  ·  NGC 3324
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NGC 3324 - Gabriel Mistral Nebula, 


            Casey Good
NGC 3324 - Gabriel Mistral Nebula
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NGC 3324 - Gabriel Mistral Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-150

Imaging cameras: FLI ML16200

Mounts: Astro-Physics 1600 with Absolute Encoders

Filters: Ha  ·  S2  ·  O3

Dates:April 4, 2020

Ha: 27x1800" bin 1x1
O3: 22x1800" bin 1x1
S2: 24x1800" bin 1x1

Integration: 36.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 81.67%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3380729

RA center: 10h 38' 27"

DEC center: -58° 31' 37"

Pixel scale: 2.257 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 173.859 degrees

Field radius: 0.899 degrees

Resolution: 2240x1788

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest


This bright cosmic cloud was sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from the hot young stars of open cluster NGC 3324. With dust clouds in silhouette against its glowing atomic gas, the pocket-shaped star-forming region actually spans about 35 light-years. It lies some 7,500 light-years away toward the nebula rich southern constellation Carina. For some, the celestial landscape of bright ridges of emission bordered by cool, obscuring dust along the right side create a recognizable face in profile. The region's popular name is the Gabriela Mistral Nebula for the Nobel Prize winning Chilean poet.


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NGC 3324 - Gabriel Mistral Nebula, 


            Casey Good

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