NGC 3576 and NGC 3603

Located at the top of this image, NGC 3576 is an Emission nebula about 9,000 light-years away in the constellation of Carina. The open cluster NGC 3603 which can be seen in the lower half of the image is much further away at 20,000 light-years. NGC 3603 is a starburst region where extremely rapid star formation takes place.

Camera STL-11000M Scope AT12 IN
Mount Paramount ME Guiding Selfguide, 10 sec, Bin 2x2
Exposure HaLRGB 120:30:25:20:25 Total 3:40 Location Donvale
Date 2012-02-17    
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