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Location of Photo:

Perth, Western Australia

Date/Time of photo:

March 24 2022


Skywatcher 10" f4 Newtonian 250P Skywatcher F4 Aplanatic Coma Corrector Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro Hypertuned by Astronomy Academy Perth Primaluce Sesto Senso2 Electronic Focuser ZWO ASI183MM Pro Cooled Camera ZWO Off Axis Guider ZWO ASI290MM Mini Guide Camera ZWO Electronic Filter Wheel Antlia 3nm Narrowband 36mm unmounted filters


The open star cluster NGC 3572 (top centre) and its more prominent neighbours the emission nebula Southern Tadpoles are in the southern constellation of Carina. The cluster also contains a planetary nebula designated PN G290.7+00.2 not really studied in detail in the past but now considered as a Photo-evaporating Globule and assigned the name PhJa 1. The cluster measures about 100 light-years across and is about 9,000 light years away. 95 x 600s subs shot @-10C taken over 3 nights using 3nm narrowband filters for an integration time of 15.8 hours.