[AZ-Observing] Re: NGC 3576 - The Statue of Liberty Nebula
- From: "Bernard Miller" <bgmiller011@xxxxxxx>
- To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:16:53 -0700
Great information. Thanks for sharing. Good catch on Sagittarius. It is in the
Sagittarius arm of the galaxy, not the Sagittarius constellation.
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Behalf Of Brian Skiff
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 7:11 PM
Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: NGC 3576 - The Statue of Liberty Nebula
On Mon, 2018-08-13 at 19:13 -0600, Paul wrote:
Wow, complex is right. There's a lot going on in this image. Looks like art.
Thanks for bringing out S hemisphere attractions.
Various parts of this nebular complex have six NGC numbers associated with
it. It would probably get more attention from visual observers and imagers if
it did not lie only a few degrees east of the eta Carinae complex (Bernard
mistyped Sagittarius). The photo by the way, spans about 20', and has north to
the upper-left, and east to the lower left.
I viewed this in my 6-inch refractor from Las Campanas Observatory in
Chile in February 1990. I could see five more-or-less distinct emission
nebulae, much enhanced by an [OIII] filter. There was no distinct clustering
of the stars, though there are several hot OB stars involved that power the
Only one more degree east is the spectacular extremely dense cluster NGC
3603 and nebula RCW 57. There are indeed many more spectacles in this swath of
the southern Milky Way, where we look roughly parallel along the Carina arm.
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