The Statue of Liberty Nebula

In Narrowband Mapped Colour


NGC 3576, also known as the Statue of Liberty Nebula, is a star-forming region located in the Southern constellation of Carina, roughly between the Grand Carina Nebula and Running Chicken Nebula. 

This image was taken from a light polluted city using narrowband filters. The colours seen in this image are not true colours, but is mapped based on the elemental compositions (Sulfur, Hydrogen and Oxygen) present. 

Imaging Details

Location: Singapore 
Date(s): Jan & Feb 19
Telescope: Astro-Physics 130 GTX at f/4.5
Camera: Atik 16200M, Baader & Chroma Filters 
Mount: Losmandy G11/G2 
Exposure (min): SII - 120, HII - 120, OIII - 120 (Total 6 hours)

Image reduction, integration and processing with Astro Pixel Processor and Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight.

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