NGC 3324 is also called
the Gabriela Mistral
nebula, because of the
striking resemblance with
the Nobel Prize winning
Chilean poet, who was
born in the same region
of Chile that is home to
CTIO.

Located in the southern
hemisphere, NGC 3324
is at the northwest corner
of the
Eta Carina Nebula
(NGC 3372), also home
to the
Keyhole Nebula.
16" RCOS @ f/11.3
Apogee U9 imager
SBIG 402 guider

Narrowband/RGB
composite:

Ha=   20min x 27, 1x1
OIII=  20min x 27, 1x1
R=    15 min x 8,  1x1
G=   15 min x 8,  1x1
B=    15 min x 8, 1x1

Data acquired at
CTIO

Processed with CCD
Inspector,  Maxim,
Registar, Sigma
Combine, Neat Image,
Adobe PS.
NGC 3324 -- The Gabriela Mistral Nebula
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