Brilliant Southern Beehive

Brilliant Southern Beehive
0

Brilliant Southern Beehive

Image of the Southern Beehive, NGC 2516, an open cluster in the Carina constellation.

NGC 2516 is an open star cluster located 1,217 light-years away in the southern constellation of Carina. It is also known as Caldwell 96, the Southern Beehive, or the Sprinter.
It contains two 5th magnitude red giant stars and three main visual double stars.
The cluster is surrounded by a 500-parsec diameter halo consisting of stars ejected from cluster.

This LRGB image was acquired with CHI-2 (ASA500N telescope). Data from a one-click.

Total integration time only 40 minutes
LRGB: 2 subs of 300s with each filter.
SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
CHI-2 (ASA500N, 50cm)
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI PL16803
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
El Sauce Observatory, Chile
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
25/12/2021
Filters ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Filters
LRGB
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
Astro Pixel Processor, Photoshop CC with AstroPanel Pro, Astronomy Tools, Topaz Sharpen AI and Denoise Projects 3 plug-ins
Credits ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Credits
One-click observations TL