Open Cluster NGC 3293: This cluster is a brilliant aggregation of young stars close to the extended Eta Carinae Nebula. It lies in a distance of approx. 10000 LY to us.

The image was taken at the IAS astronomical site at the Hakos farm in Namibia.

Object Open Cluster NGC 3293
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation NGC 3293
Constellation Carina
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/9 in corrected secondary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 2 x 5min each Baader RGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding Selfguiding
Processing Maxim DL5, CCDStack, Photoshop. Color Code R,G,B
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 13 Apr 2010
Remark Seeing and transperancy were deteriorated during the exposure
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