NGC 3572

NGC 3572 (80)  AAA

NGC 3572

NGC 3572 is a star cluster situated near a molecular cloud in Carina about 6500 light year distance. These stars are young and massive and are only expected to live a few million years and explode as supernovae. These stars have shaped the red cloud into amazingly convoluted shapes by their powerful radiation.

Telescope.  16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.  S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.  11 x 900 sec.   May 2016.

Location. (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.