16" RCOS @ f/11.3
Apogee U9 imager
SBIG 402 guider
Astrodon Ha

Ha = 10 hrs, unbinned

Tak FSQ 106 @ f/5
SBIG STL 11K imager
aader SII/Ha/OIII
SII  = 6 hrs, unbinned
Ha  = 8 hrs, unbinned
OIII = 6 hrs, unbinned

Ha data from the RC was
layered onto the older
ubble palette data from
the F
SQ (May 2010)
   "The Statue of LIberty" Nebula
   Click on image to enlarge
This interesting nebula was
previously imaged in a wider field,
and I noticed the striking
resemblance of the central
structure to the Statue of Liberty in
New York Harbor. I googled and
gled, but could find no other
entries by amateur (or
professional) astronomers that
commented on this apparent
A link to the older wide
field image can be found

I hope the name I have bestowed
on NGC 3576 catches on...