Cosmic Hands

Cosmic Hands

The Cradle of Life

Constellation: Carina
Ra: 10h 16m 48s
Dec: -57d 57m 0s
Distance: 12,000 light years
Image Size: 32' x 32'
North: Up and Right



This is a digression from my standard presentation of galaxies and nebulae.  I recently released a deep image of the Wolf-Rayet bubble NGC 3199 in the southern constellation of Carina, and subsequently had an artistic vision that resulted in the above image.  I hope that you like it.

Exposure: 26.25 hrs Total; 8,6, 11 hrs H-a, SII, OIII 75 min RGB
Telescope: PlaneWave CDK 0.5m f/6.8
Mount: PlaneWave Ascension A200h
Oag: Astrodon MonsterMOAG
Acquisition: CCDAutoPilot5
Calibration: CCDStack2
Observatory Site: Siding Spring, NSW, Australia
Camera: SBIG STX16803
Filters: Astrodon 3nm OIII, SII, 5 nm H-a, Gen 2 RGB
Guider: SX Lodestar
Camera Operation: MaximDL 5.24
Processing: Photoshop CC 2014, PixInsight Ripley
Image Date: 02/17/2015 - 03/04/2015

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