Open Cluster NGC 3114: In the center of this image NGC 3114 is displayed against a rich Carina Milky Way background. The two bright stars are not belonging to the assembly of mag 7-14 stars, they are located in the foreground, although they contribute significantly to the beauty of the object when observed through binoculars.It resembles somewhat a spiral wheel or an outstreched hand, whatever the imagination demands.
The little sparkling cluster to the right is the Open Cluster Trumpler 12.

Object Open Cluster NGC 3114
Category Open Clusters
Designation NGC 3114
Constellation Carina
Optics TMB 130 f/6 x 0.8 Televue Reducer/Flattener
Mount Astro Physics 900 GTO
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 2 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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