NGC 3293

Globulars or Open, clusters of stars can be neat viewing.
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Christopher K.
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NGC 3293

Post by Christopher K. » October 28th, 2014, 5:25 pm

The November Astronomy on page 10 has a wonderful picture from the European Southern Observatory of NGC 3293, a young star cluster in Carina the Heel. It lies 6˚16' of the B-class magnitude 3.5 star Phi Velorum. One of its members is a red supergiant, as this cluster formed only ten million years ago.

Although it shines at an impressive magnitude 4.0, NGC 3293 only rises a scant one degree above the Baton Rouge horizon. Here are its culmination times...
13 December = 5:12am
17 December = 4:57am
21 December = 4:41am
25 December = 4:25am
29 December = 4:10am
2 January = 3:54am
6 January = 3:38am
10 January = 3:22am
14 January = 3:07am
18 January = 2:51am
22 January = 2:35am
26 January = 2:19am
30 January = 2:04am
3 February = 1:48am
7 February = 1:32am
11 February = 1:17am
15 February = 1:01am
19 February = 12:45am
23 February = 12:29am
27 February = 12:14am
3 March = 11:54pm
7 March = 11:38pm
Times above are Standard. Times below are Daylight.
11 March = 12:26am
15 March = 12:11am
19 March = 11:51pm
23 March = 11:35pm
27 March = 11:20pm
31 March = 11:04pm
4 April = 10:48pm
8 April = 10:32pm
12 April = 10:17pm
16 April = 10:01pm
20 April = 9:45pm
24 April = 9:30pm
28 April = 9:14pm

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