Wide-field view of the sky around the bright star cluster NGC 3532

This wide-field view of the sky around the cluster NGC 3532 was created from photographic material forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The cluster itself is at the centre of the picture and the bright star to its lower left is x Carinae — a very brilliant yellow hypergiant star that is about five times further from Earth than the cluster itself. This star is one of the most distant that can be seen with the naked eye.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1439c
Type:Observation
Release date:26 November 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1439
Size:5737 x 6615 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 3532
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Constellation:Carina
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 5 7.03
Position (Dec):-58° 46' 7.25"
Field of view:96.37 x 111.12 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 3.8° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
V
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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