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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.

The image was taken at the observatory of IAS at Hakos Farm in Namibia.


Object Open Cluster NGC 2516
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation NGC 2516
Constellation Carina
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/3 in corrected primary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 3min each RGB, Baader filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing MaxIm DL5, CCDStack, Photoshop. Color Code RGB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 1 Dec 2013
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