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Wishing Well Cluster: This cluster is one of the most magnificent of all the wonderful Open Clusters in the southern skies. It lies very close to Eta Carinae  and can be recognized with unsupported eyes at a dark night. In a low power telescope or even better with binoculars it is an unforgettable sight with its extended shape. Hundreds of differently colored stars never end to amaze one.

Object Wishing Well Cluster
Category Open Clusters
Designation NGC 3532
Constellation Carina
Optics Takahashi FSQ 106 ED f/5
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
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 with Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Colorcode RGB
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 18 Apr 2015
 
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