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
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
Compare a VLT image: here.
Compare a HST image: here.
Compare a wider HST image: here.
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