IC 2602  -  Southern Pleiades

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Object identification (7.7MB)

Object data of IC2602

Object type: Open star cluster (II3m)
Size: 50'
Magnitude: 1.9 mag
Constellation: Car
Distance: 550 Ly
Notes: IC 2602, also known as the Southern Pleiades, is a bright open star cluster in the constellation Carina. It is one of the closest star clusters with a distance of 550 light years. IC 2602 is the third-brightest open cluster in the sky, following the Hyades.

Exposure data

Date: 2022-05-25 + 2022-05-27
Location: DeepSkySafaris / Namibia (1,300m)
Telescope: Baader APO 95/560 CaF2 Travel Companion (f=590mm)
Camera: Nikon Z6 (ISO 800)
Mount: Takahashi EM200
Exposure time: 49x6min
Exposure time total: 4h 54min