NGC3576 - "Statue of Liberty" Nebula

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'NGC3576 - "Statue of Liberty" Nebula'

NGC3576 - "Statue of Liberty" Nebula

[Public Domain] 26 Feb 2023 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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The loops at the top of this nebula are formed by the surging stellar winds produced by the hot new blue stars hidden throughout the interior and are also ionising the clouds which you see here as glowing red. Some oxygen is thawed from the dusty clouds when the new stars burst into life which you see here as the blue regions indicating the densest and hottest areas of star creation.

Taken 16th, 18th, 23rd, 24th & 25th Feb 2023 using
Celestron 11” EDGE HD Telescope
QHY268M Camera
SkyWatcher EQ8-Rh-Pro Mount

33 x 5m Hydrogen alpha
9 x 5m Oxygen[III]
11 x 3m Red
10 x 3m Green
11 x 3m Blue
Total : 5.1 hours

Combined As HOO-RGB(43/57%) in PixInsight : Image Calibration, Star Alignment, Image Integration, Automatic Background Extractor, ChannelCombination, Colour Calibration, SCNR, Photometric Colour Calibration, Deconvolution, StarNet++, Recombination, Curves & Levels in Photoshop.

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