NGC 3293

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NGC 3293
The star cluster NGC 3293.jpg
NGC 3293 taken by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope
Observation data
Constellation Carina
Right ascension 10h 35m 24s[1]
Declination −58° 14′[1]
Distance 8400
Apparent magnitude (V) 4.7
Apparent dimensions (V) 6′
Physical characteristics
Radius 13.2 ly

NGC 3293 is an open cluster in the Carina constellation. It was discovered by Abbe Lacaille in 1751-52. It consists of more than 50 stars in a 10 arc minutes field, the brightest of which is a red giant of mag 6.5.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 3293. Retrieved 2007-12-26.