NGC 3576 in the Sagittarius

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NGC 3576 is a minor nebula in the Sagittarius arm of the galaxy a few thousand light-years away from the Eta Carinae nebula. Eventually this nebula even received six different classification numbers. Currently, astronomers call the entire nebula NGC 3576. A popular nickname is “The Statue of Liberty Nebula” because of the distinctive shape in the middle of the nebula.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics AP130 Gran Turismo
Imaging cameras: Canon 450D mono modded, Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS
Mounts: Losmandy G11
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Pentax SMC Takumar 6×7 200mm f/4
Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-II Mono, Microsoft Lifecam Cinema HD
Software: PixInsight, Canon Digital Photo Professional, PHD guiding
Filters: Baader Planetariun Ha 7nm 2″, Hutech IDAS LPS II
Accessories: Astro-Physics Field Flattener
Dates: March 6, 2013, March 13, 2014
Baader Planetariun Ha 7nm 2″: 25×600″ ISO1600 7C bin 1×1
Hutech IDAS LPS II: 42×300″ ISO1600 bin 1×1
Integration: 7.7 hours
Darks: ~27
Flats: ~30
Bias: ~200

Author: Ignacio Diaz Bobillo

17 March 2014

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