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 TMB 130 f/6 x 0.8 Televue Reducer/Flattener
Mount Astro Physics 900 GTO
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 11 x 5min 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 - 3 Apr 2008
 
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