NGC 3532

posted: 3021 days ago, on Thursday, 2009 Aug 13 at 19:40
tags: astronomy, astrophotography, deep sky, Dany Duprez.

NGC 3532

Contributor: Dany Duprez

Crop of an image taken with a 400mm telephoto lens, showing the brilliant open cluster NGC 3532.
The bright star bottom-right of the cluster is 4th magnitude HD 96918. Its B−V is +1.23, suggesting visually it has a pale orange hue.
A naked-eye object, it was first noted by Lacaille during his 18th century visit to Cape Town. Sir John Herschel called it "a superb cluster,
which has several elegant double stars, and many orange-coloured ones."

nothing more to see. please move along.