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



    
        

            Matthew Sole
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The Statue of Liberty

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The Statue of Liberty, 



    
        

            Matthew Sole
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The Statue of Liberty

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 100 ED

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MM Pro

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher EvoGuide 50ED

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI1290MM Mini

Filters: ZWO SII 36mm 7nm  ·  ZWO OIII 36mm 7nm  ·  ZWO Ha 36mm 7nm


Frames:
ZWO Ha 36mm 7nm: 34x600" (5h 40') (gain: 120.00) bin 1x1
ZWO OIII 36mm 7nm: 31x600" (5h 10') (gain: 120.00) bin 1x1
ZWO SII 36mm 7nm: 28x600" (4h 40') (gain: 120.00) bin 1x1

Integration: 15h 30'


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4398320

RA center: 11h 13' 1"

DEC center: -61° 12' 18"

Pixel scale: 2.754 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.364 degrees

Field radius: 1.149 degrees


Resolution: 2500x1666

Data source: Backyard

Description

9,000 light years away is this spectacular scene. NGC 3576 - a statue rising out of dense clouds with filaments looping overhead shaped by powerful stellar winds. Next to it is NGC 3603 - a glowing cloud of gas, dust and stars some 11,000 light years further on. At the center of this you can see a Wolf–Rayet multiple star system, known as HD 97950. 

Captured with the Sky-Watcher Esprit 100 and the ZWO 294MM using 600sec subs in bin 1x1 mode which utilises the pixels at their native tiny size. I'm a definite fan of it after processing this image. 

This is the third year in a row I've captured this nebula. Each time I'm happier with the results.

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The Statue of Liberty, 



    
        

            Matthew Sole

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