NGC 3247  +  Gum 29

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Object identification (6.2MB)

Object data of NGC3247

Object type: Open star cluster (II2p)
Size: 5'
Magnitude: 7.6 mag
Constellation: Car
Distance: 5,000 Ly
Notes: NGC 3247 is an open star cluster and the central OB association of the massive star forming region Gum 29 in the constellation Carina.

Object data of Gum 29

Object type: Emission nebula (HII)
Size: 90'
Magnitude: -
Constellation: Car
Distance: 14,000 Ly
Notes: Gum 29 (=RCW 49) is a H II region located 14,000 light years away. It is a dusty stellar nursery that contains more than 2,200 stars and is about 350 light years across.

Exposure data

Date: 2022-05-26 + 2022-05-28
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: 54x6min
Exposure time total: 5h 24min