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Meet NGC 3324 and IC2599 The Gabriela Mistral Nebula

NGC 3324 Meet NGC 3324 and IC2599 The Gabriela Mistral Nebula

Meet NGC 3324, an open cluster closely associated with emission nebula IC 2599 located in the southern constellation Carina. It’s at a distance of 7,560 ly from Earth. This is another collaboration image between myself and Russ Jacob of Australia. Russ’ data was a pleasure to work. Very good quality and he did an excellent […]

M11 The Wild Duck Cluster

M11 The Wild Duck CLuster. Shawn Nielsen Sept 2010

Continuing my learning curve with astro-imaging. This was a short run on the Wild Duck Cluster, M11. located near the constellation Scutum. M11 is an open cluster, also called a galactic cluster. It contains thousands of stars. The stars in M11 are believed to have formed together about 250 million years ago. Bright young stars […]