|Observation data: J2000.0 epoch|
|Right ascension||11h 11m 32.7s|
|Declination||−61° 21′ 44″ |
|Distance||6,000  ly|
NGC 3576 is a minor nebula in the Sagittarius arm of the galaxy a few thousand light-years away from the Eta Carinae nebula. This nebula even received six different classification numbers. Currently, astronomers call the entire nebula NGC 3576. A popular nickname is "The Statue of Liberty Nebula" because of the distinctive shape in the middle of the nebula. The name was first suggested in 2009 by Dr. Steve Mazlin, a member of Star Shadows Remote Observatory (SSRO).
- "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Retrieved 2007-04-27.
- "Atlas of the Universe". Retrieved 2007-04-27.
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