Galactic Nebulae NGC 3576(left)and 3603(right): These two emission nebulae are among the largest and most intense star forming areas of the Milky Way, located in the densest part of the Carina constellation. In the left nebula you can see how the star winds of the very hot young stars, having been born out of the tremendous hydrogen and dust clouds, create the round shock fronts, in which the gas is excited to glow in the red hydrogen line.

Object Galactic Nebulae NGC 3576 and NGC 3603
Category H-alpha Images
Designation NGC 3576, NGC 3603
Constellation Carina
Optics Meade LX 200 GPS 10 inch f/10 x 0.65 Lumicon Giant Easy Guider
Mount LX 200 on Equatorial Superwedge
Camera Hutech modified Canon EOS 30D
Exposure 30 x ISO 800-5min Astronomik H-alpha filter
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro and TMB 80 as Guide Scope
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 23 Feb 2007
 
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