Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Carina (Car)  ·  Contains:  IC 2602  ·  The star θCar  ·  tet Car  ·  tet Car Cluster
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IC2602 - The Southern Pleiades, 



    
        

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IC2602 - The Southern Pleiades

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IC2602 - The Southern Pleiades, 



    
        

            Tim Hutchison
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IC2602 - The Southern Pleiades

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-150

Imaging cameras: FLI ML16200


Frames:
B: 26x300" (2h 10')
G: 24x300" (2h)
R: 25x300" (2h 5')

Integration: 6h 15'


Astrometry.net job: 4152000

RA center: 10h 43' 29"

DEC center: -64° 21' 20"

Pixel scale: 1.129 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 5.474 degrees

Field radius: 0.899 degrees


Resolution: 4480x3580

Locations: DSW Chile, El Sauce, Chile

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest

Description

This beautiful little cluster is nicknamed The Southern Pleiades. At a distance of approximately 547 light years from Earth, it is one of the closest to us. At a magnitude of 1.9, it is 70% fainter than it's northern cousin and it lacks the billowing dust clouds of the Taurean Pleiades, but I still think it is very beautiful.

C and C always welcome!

Tim.

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IC2602 - The Southern Pleiades, 



    
        

            Tim Hutchison

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