Gabriela Mistral Nebula

Gabriela Mistral Nebula
Image of the Gabriela Mistral Nebula, a combination of an open cluster NGC 3324 and an emission nebula IC 2599. It is called as such because apparently the image resembles the Chilean poet, who received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1945.

The nebula is about 7500 lightyear away in the constellation Carina, northwest of the larger Carina Nebula (NGC3372). The intense radiation from the massive blue-white stars has carved out a cavity in the surrounding gas and dust and cause the gas cloud to glow.

Exposure time 160 minutes.
8 subs of 300s with each of the L:R:G:B filters.
Author
Scheers Jan
Telescope
ASA AstroSysteme Austria 500N
Camera
FLI PL16803
Location
Obstech - Observatorio El Sauce in the Rio Hurtado Valley, Chile
Date of observation
25 & 26 February 2020
Filters
Astrodon LRGB
Processing
AstroPixelProcessor & Photoshop CC (incl. AstroPanel 4.2 & Astronomy Tools plug-ins)
Credits
Astrophotography Group "Volkssterrenwacht A Pien", Ghent (Belgium)
Submitted on Thu, 07/09/2020 - 19:49