The star cluster NGC 3766

This spectacular group of young stars is the open star cluster NGC 3766 in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur). Very careful observations of these stars by a group from the Geneva Observatory using the Swiss 1.2-metre Leonhard Euler Telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile have shown that 36 of the stars are of a new and unknown class of variable star.

This image was taken with the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory.

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About the Image

Id:eso1326a
Type:Observation
Release date:12 June 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1326
Size:6303 x 6046 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 3766
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:7000 light years
Constellation:Centaurus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 36 13.33
Position (Dec):-61° 36' 55.07"
Field of view:25.00 x 23.98 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical
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BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
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