NGC 3293 - The Gem Cluster

Bernard Miller


This is an image of NGC 3293, also known as the Gem Cluster. It is an open cluster about 9,000 light years away in the constellation Carina. It consists of more than 100 stars brighter than 14th magnitude in a 10 arc minute field, the brightest of which are blue supergiants of apparent magnitude 6.5 and 6.7. There is also a 7th magnitude pulsating red supergiant, V361 Carinae, which can be seen near the center,

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