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Submitted by Matt Dieterich

Pictured here is over 26-hours of exposure on a beautiful nebula visible in the Southern Hemisphere known as NGC3579. I used a CDK24 and L-600 mount to capture images with the FLI Proline 16803 CCD camera from the dark night skies of Observatorio El Sauce. The camera collected wavelengths of hydrogen gas (greenish color), sulfur (brownish red color), and oxygen (bluish color). When combined and mapped to RGB channels, the resulting Hubble Pallette colors are shown. Needless to say I was blown away while processing this nebula!