NGC 3603 Nebula and Starburst Region

NGC 3603 is a starburst region : a cosmic factory where stars form frantically from the nebula’s extended clouds of gas and dust. Located 22,000 light-years away from the Sun, it is the closest region of this kind known in our galaxy. The nebula is situated to the adjacent dramatic cluster and nebula NGC3582

Image Data:
HaRGB (Ha 15x20m, R 4x10m, G 4x10m, B 4x10m) total 7 h combined, seeing 0.8-1,3 arc-sec, North is up
Processing: Johannes Schedler

80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Baader filters

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Last modified on Sunday, 11 October 2015 23:50

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