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Statue of Liberty Nebula (Hubble Palette version), 


            Diego Cartes
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Statue of Liberty Nebula (Hubble Palette version)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Televue TV-76

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM Cooled Pro

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron 50mm Guide Scope  ·  ZWO 60mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 290mm Mini

Focal reducers: Televue 0.8x focal reducer / field flattener

Software: PixInsight 1.8 Pisinsight 1.8  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: ZWO OIII -7nm 36mm  ·  ZWO SII -7nm 36mm  ·  ZWO H-alpha 36mm

Accessory: ZWO 7x 36mm Filter Wheel (EFW)  ·  Intel NUC  ·  Arduino ASCOM Focuser Pro2  ·  QHYCCD Polemaster

Dates:Feb. 28, 2020Feb. 29, 2020March 1, 2020March 2, 2020March 7, 2020

ZWO OIII -7nm 36mm: 51x900" bin 1x1
ZWO SII -7nm 36mm: 55x900" bin 1x1
ZWO H-alpha 36mm: 63x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 37.0 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 7.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 44.86%

Astrometry.net job: 3307251

RA center: 11h 12' 1"

DEC center: -61° 12' 50"

Pixel scale: 2.059 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.039 degrees

Field radius: 0.979 degrees

Resolution: 2734x2064

Locations: Backyard, Colina, Region Metropolitana, Chile

Data source: Backyard


NGC 3576 is a minor nebula in the Sagittarius arm of the galaxy a few thousand light-years away from the Eta Carinae nebula. A popular nickname is "The Statue of Liberty Nebula" because of the distinctive shape in the middle of the nebula.

This image was made using data taken with H-Alpha, OIII and SII narrowband filters, and it allows to see the composition and details of the nebula. The red colors represent Sulphur, the green ones represent hydrogen and the blue ones represent oxygen.