NGC 3324

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NGC 3324
The star formation region NGC 3324.jpg
Image of the star formation region called NGC 3324, taken by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory.
Credit: ESO
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 10h 37m 20s[1]
Declination −58° 38′ 30″
Physical characteristics
Other designations OCl 819.0, [KPR2004b] 254, C 1035-583, OCl 819.
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 3324 is a star cluster, together with the associated emission and reflection nebulosity,[2][3] at the northwest corner of the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372, home of the Keyhole Nebula and star Eta Carinae).

Hubble image of NGC 3324.
Starting from a broad view of the Milky Way, this zoom video closes in on NGC 3324. The final very detailed view comes from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.


  1. ^ "SIMBAD search results for NGC 3324". Astronomical Database. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Kepple; et al. (2008). The Night Sky Observer's Guide. Vol. 3. Willman Bell, Inc. p. 52. ISBN 9780943396897. 
  3. ^ "Results for NGC 3324". NGC/IC Project. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 

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