Antilhue - Chile

NGC 3324 - Gabriela Mistral Nebula
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NGC 3324 is also called the Gabriela Mistral nebula, because of the striking resemblance with the Nobel Prize winning Chilean poet, who was born and raised in the Elqui region, home to the Cerro Tololo, Cerro Pachon and Cerro Morado professional observatories.

Image Data

Designation NGC 3324, Gabriela Mistral nebula
Constellation Carina (Car)
Description This extensive and irregular nebulous haze seems to be an outlying part of the great Eta Carinae complex. It is excited by a a small pair of O6 stars in the brightest portion.
Exposure Ha 60 min @ -19C, 1x1
Camera SBIG ST-10E selfguided,  CFW-8,   Custom Scientific 3nm Ha Filter
Optics Astro-Physics AP155EDFS @ f/7.2 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 05May2002 - 02:30 UTC
Conditions Transparency 7,  Seeing 6, Temperature +10C