NGC 3766
DSS image of NGC 3766
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 3766, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 3766
Lac III.7, Collinder 248, Cr 248, C 1133-613, OCl 860.0

Type  Open Cluster
Magnitude  5.3
Size  12'
Right Ascension  11h 36' 14.4"  (2000)
Declination  61° 36' 19" S
Constellation  Centaurus
Description  Cl, pL, pRi, pC, st 8...13
Classification  I 1 p
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Jan 13, 2022    Lawa'i Beach, Kauai, Hawaii (map)
8x42mm Nikon Prostaff 3S Binoculars @ 8x
Seeing: 6 Transparency: 6 Moon: 0%

Bright and obvious, a dense group of stars about 10' in diameter, not resolved, a good binocular object located in a notable 2° long north-south chain of six 5th magnitutde stars

Andrew Cooper
Apr 5, 2007    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
15cm f/5 Newtonian, Primero @ 35x
Seeing: 7 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%

Bright, rich, compact, about 10' across, 8-10 brighter stars with a very rich dim population, pushing to 97x resolves the dimmer population
Other Data Sources for NGC 3766
Nearby objects for NGC 3766

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NGC 3766