Daily Archives: April 23, 2015

NGC 3576, Statue of Liberty Nebula


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: Vixen R200SS f/4
Imaging cameras: ATIK 383L+ Mono
Mounts: Gemini G42 Observatory+
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Vixen R200SS f/4
Guiding cameras: ATIK 383L+ Mono
Focal reducers: Teleskop-Service Coma corrector
Software: Pixinsight 1.8
Filters: Baader Planetarium Ha 7nm,  Baader OIII,  Baader SII SII 7nm Filter
Resolution: 2960×2191
Frames: 80×180″
Integration: 4.0 hours
Author:  Jonathan Durand

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