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Open Cluster NGC 2516: Only a meager catalogue number does not do this wonderful cluster in Carina any justice! There is no doubt that this is one of the most magnificent in this Open Cluster rich constellation in a distance of 1000 LY. One thinks to look at a bowl of gems when it is observed through a mediem sized telescope.

Object Open Cluster NGC 2516
Category Open Clusters
Designation NGC 2516
Constellation Carina
Optics Takahashi FSQ 106 ED f/5
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 5min each RGB, Baader filter set. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar and Astro Professional 80mm f/7 as Guide Scope, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, CCDStack, Photoshop. Color Code RGB
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 12 Jan 2013
 
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