#astronomy A “gem” of a younger star cluster shines in Carina – Astronomy Now

March 18, 2021 - Comment

The Vast Subject Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope on the La Silla Observatory in Chile gives a beautiful view of NGC 3293, a compact cluster of younger stars within the constellation Carina that was born 10 million years in the past in a fertile nursery of gasoline and dirt close to the Eta Carina


The Vast Subject Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope on the La Silla Observatory in Chile gives a beautiful view of NGC 3293, a compact cluster of younger stars within the constellation Carina that was born 10 million years in the past in a fertile nursery of gasoline and dirt close to the Eta Carina nebula complicated. Related in age to the extra well-known Jewel Field cluster, NGC 3293, aka the Gem, was found in 1752 by Abbe Nicholas Louis de la Callé. Within the second version of Astronomical Objects for Southern Telescopes (AOST2), David Frew describes the Gem cluster as “harking back to the Jewel Field, containing a brilliant crimson supergiant which contrasts properly with the opposite cluster members. It’s a tremendous object in even the smallest telescopes.”

NGC 3293. Picture: ESO/G. Beccari



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