Cosmic “Statue of Liberty”

This is a fascinating object in the Saggitarius arm of the Milky Way Galaxy about 9,000 light-years from Earth in the Southern sky. It is about 100 light-years across and in the vicinity of the Eta Carina nebula.

The image was captured with the 60cm f/6.5 Planewave CDK24 telescope in the El Sauce Observatory in Chile via a “one click” observation. I combined two separate observations with the narrowband filters to capture the colors of hydrogen alpha, sulphur 2 and oxygen 3 emissions. I used Pixinsight, Photoshop, Luminar AI, and Topaz DeNoise in the processing.

~ by Rsmith on January 10, 2021.

One Response to “Cosmic “Statue of Liberty””

  1. awesome


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