NGC 3576 Speculative Bubble 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. NGC 3576 is about 7000 light years from us while its neighbour visible on the left (NGC 3603) is more than twice as far away.

Photo Details

  Telescope: FSQ106EDX (530 mm) Takahashi

  Camera: ST-8300M, Sbig Filter wheel, Baader 36mm round HLRGB filters

  Mount: G11 GT Celestron branded

  Guiding: Off-axis, Orion SS Autoguider

  Exposure: HaRGB Ha 12x1200sec, R 8x480sec, G 7x480sec, B 7x480sec

  When: June 2013

  Other information: Tivoli Farm, Namibia


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