Open Cluster NGC 3766: Another highlight of the Centaurus Milky Way is this pearls-like Open Cluster, which is therefore sometimes called Pearl Cluster.It is not far from the Running Chicken Nebula and has a distance of 5500 LY.

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



Object Open Cluster NGC 3766
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation NGC 3766
Constellation Centaurus
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 - 15 Apr 2010
Remark Seeing and transperancy were deteriorated during the exposure
 
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