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Colorful Open Clusters in Vela

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#1 BQ Octantis

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Posted 07 December 2022 - 08:24 PM

I was going through some old data and came across one of my earliest captures with an aperture mask—a shot of NGC 2659, NGC 2660, NGC 2395, and NGC 2670. I didn't appreciate until yesterday just how colorful the entire scene is:

 

Preview (click for full size @ 67% scale)

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Capture details / Full size in the 'Bin

 

This one's worth ogling at 100% scale in the 'Bin…how many carbon stars can you spot?

 

BQ

 


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