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.

Object Open Cluster NGC 3766
Category Open Clusters
Designation NGC 3766
Constellation Centaurus
Optics TMB 130 f/6
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 10 x 60sec IDAS LPS filter, Maxim DL for Capturing
Calibration No
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 80 as Guide Scope. Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 6 March 2008
 
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