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NGC 3576 - Statue of Liberty Nebula (SHO)

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.

This falso-color image highlights the contribution of hydrogen, sulfur and oxygen. The nebula glow also highlights dense clouds of dust and gas.

 

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 36.6 hours.

 

Technical Details

Data acquisition: Martin PUGH

Processing: Nicolas ROLLAND

Location: El Sauce Observatory, Rio Hurtado, Chile

Dates of Capture January 2020 & February 2020

Ha 20 x 1800 sec

SII 20 x 1800 sec

OIII 20 x 1800 sec

 

RGB stars:

R 8 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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