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NGC 2516 The Diamond Cluster in Carina, 


NGC 2516 The Diamond Cluster in Carina

NGC 2516 The Diamond Cluster in Carina

Technical card

Resolution: 1336x2004

Dates:Nov. 10, 2018

Frames: 12x120"

Integration: 0.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.77 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.42% job: 2362564

RA center: 119.511 degrees

DEC center: -60.739 degrees

Pixel scale: 6.997 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 94.931 degrees

Field radius: 2.341 degrees

Locations: Chile, Coquimbo Region, Chile

Data source: Professional, scientific grade data


NGC 2516 is an open star cluster in the southern sky in the constellation Carina discovered by Abbe Lacaille in 1751-1752.

I take this over 6 days period with 4 x 120 seconds each RGB. I get idea for this from book Astronomy of the Milky Way: The Observer’s Guide to the Southern Sky (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) --Mike Inglis which I found quite informative indeed. Turn out pretty well and nice colours for sure.



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NGC 2516 The Diamond Cluster in Carina,