NGC3324, The Gabriela Mistral Nebula + Frank Arapovic + L-QEF (L-Quad Enhance Filter)

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NGC3324, The Gabriela Mistral Nebula + Frank Arapovic + L-QEF (L-Quad Enhance Filter)

Credit: Frank Arapovic (First Person View Astro) - New Zealand

 

 

NGC 3324 is an open cluster in the southern constellation Carina, located northwest of the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372)[3][4] at a distance of 9,100 ly (2,800 pc) from Earth. It is closely associated with the emission nebula IC 2599, also known as Gum 31. The two are often confused as a single object, and together have been nicknamed the "Gabriela Mistral Nebula" due to its resemblance to the Chilean poet. NGC 3324 was first catalogued by James Dunlop in 1826.

NGC3324 Gabriela Mistral Nebula and Outer Reaches in Foraxx Colour Palette using Paulymanastro Foraxx PixInsight script

 

 


Taken with my;
Askar FRA400 400mm FL
Testar 30mm f4 guide scope, ZWO ASI120MM Mini guide camera
iOptron CEM26
ZWO ASI533MC Pro, 101 Gain, -10 Celsius
286 x 180sec subs Optolong L-Quad Enhance Filter #lqef
21 and 23 Feb 2024
30xDarks
30xFlats
30xFlat Darks
ASIAIR Mini
ZWO EAF
Orion Dew Zapper
Bortle 5, Auckland, New Zealand backyard
Stacked and processed with PixInsight