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NGC 3576 - Statue of Liberty Nebula (HaRGB), 



    
        

            Nicolas ROLLAND
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NGC 3576 - Statue of Liberty Nebula (HaRGB)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: PlaneWave Instruments CDK 17"

Imaging cameras: SBIG STXL-11002

Mounts: Paramount ME

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  Pixinsight

Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm  ·  Astrodon LRGB Gen2


Dates:Feb. 27, 2020

Frames: 46x1200"

Integration: 15.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.45 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.89%


Astrometry.net job: 3687504

RA center: 11h 12' 21"

DEC center: -61° 14' 4"

Pixel scale: 0.633 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -37.499 degrees

Field radius: 0.417 degrees


Resolution: 3952x2629

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Observatorio El Sauce

Description

NGC 3576 is a nebula in the Carina constellation, ~9,000ly from Earth.
It has been discovered by John Herschel in 1834.
Distinctive shapes are visible; The Statue of Liberty at the center, a wolf/dragon head and also the side of a crocodile.

RA: 11h 11m 31.7s
DEC: -61° 21’ 47“
Location: Carina
Distance: 6,000 ly
Magnitude: 10

Captured between January & February 2020
Fiel Of view: 41.7 x 27.7 arcmin
Total acquisition time of 15.3 hours.

Planewave CDK17
Technical Details
Captured by Martin PUGH
Processed by Nicolas ROLLAND
Location: El Sauce Observatory, Rio Hurtado, Chile
Dates of Capture January 2020 & February 2020
Ha 20 x 1800 sec
R 10 x 1200 sec
G 8 x 1200sec
B 8 x 1200sec
Optics: Planewave 17“ CDK @ F6.8
Mount: Paramount ME
CCD: SBIG STXL-11002 (AOX)
Pre Processing: CCDstack & Pixinsight
Post Processing: Photoshop CC

Objects visible in the plate solved version:
NGC 3576, NGC 3579, NGC 3581, NGC 3582, NGC 3584 & NGC 3586 are the Statue of Liberty Nebula
NGC 3603: Open cluster 21,000 ly away
[CHM2007] HDC 633 : Group of galaxies
[KPR2005] 65 : Open Cluster
[H53] 58 : HII region
GAL 291.06-00.77 : HII region
[MR2010] G291.2-0.7 : HII region
GAL 291.3-00.7 : HII region
OH 291.3 -0.7 : HII region
[R2003] 338 : Unknown object
[BYF2011] 128 : Molecular cloud
NOVA Car 2008 : Nova star
RCW 57 : HII region
GAL 291.61-00.52 : HII region
GAL 291.6-00.4 : HII region
GAL 291.61-00.53 : HII region
GAL 291.6-00.5 : HII region
[CH87] 291.614-0.525 : HII region

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NGC 3576 - Statue of Liberty Nebula (HaRGB), 



    
        

            Nicolas ROLLAND