The Sulphur in NGC 3603 and NGC 3576

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'The Sulphur in NGC 3603 and NGC 3576'

The Sulphur in NGC 3603 and NGC 3576

[Public Domain] 29 Apr 2019 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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I’m astounded at the level of detail in the gas clouds surrounding NGC 3603 and NGC 3576 and their gentle interplay among the surrounding sea of stars I was able to capture in this image. The Hydrogen-rich clouds (pictured in blue) stretch across the whole field of view with the secondary emission being the orange-brown folds of Sulphur. Dark dust regions obscure the view around the glowing star factory in the middle.

Technical Details :
Telescope : Celestron RASA 8″ F2
Camera : ZWO 1600mm
Ha x 33 – 60s
Sii x 21 – 60s
Oiii x 20 – 60s
Total Integration : 74 minutes

Processing : Dark frame calibration, Star Alignment, Winsorized Sigma Average Stacking + Drizzle, Starmask and Morphological Transformation, Histogram Transformation in PixInsight. Combined as Ha-OHS in Photoshop, Inverted SCNR + regular SCNR in PixInsight, Levels and Curves in Photoshop with inverted layer masking + final resize and Topaz noise reduction.

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