NGC 3603 & 3576

NGC 3603 & 3576
This 2x2 mosaic of images from our 60cm Planewave CDK24 at El Sauce Observatory in Chile shows NGC 3603 & 3576 in the constellation Carina.
The region to the left (East), containing the star cluster NGC 3603, is located about 20,000 light-years away, and is well known to astronomers as one of the Milky Way's largest star-forming regions. The `Statue of Liberty' nebula, to the right (West) and usually referred to as NGC 3576 (the subregions have a total of six NGC numbers), is a collection of glowing gas clouds that lie only about half as far from Earth.
Halpha 62 x 300s (5.1hr);
SII 33 x 600s (5.5hr);
OIII 34 x 600s (5.7hr)
North up, approx 50' on a side
Author
ian howarth
Telescope
CHI - 1
Camera
FLI PL9000
Location
Rio Hurtado Valley, Chile
Date of observation
29/10/2019
Filters
Ha, SII, OIII
Processing
Pixinsight
Credits
Ian Howarth
Submitted on Tue, 10/29/2019 - 11:22