The„Statue of Liberty“ in LRGB-HO

RA Zentrum: 11h12m12s.884

DEC Zentrum: -61°16′39″.38

Date: February 06. - 10. 2024

Telescope: ASA 500N, remote

  • Aperture: 500 mm
  • Focal length: 1900 mm

Recording camera: FLI PL16803

Mount: ASA DDM85 Premium

Exposure time: 12h 55′


R: 12 x 300″
G: 12 x 300″
B: 12 x 300″
L: 48 x 300″
Ha: 20 x 600″
Oiii: 15 x 600″

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight, Skylum Luminar AI

NGC 3576 was discovered on March 16, 1834 by John Herschel. It is located about 9,000 light-years away with a diameter of about 100 light-years in the star-forming region RCW 57.
In the center we can see an interesting shape that resembles the famous Statue of Liberty. At least 33 massive stars in the final stages of their formation have been discovered here. Their intense radiation tears apart the clouds of dust from which they formed, creating this dramatic sight.