Sunday, November 30, 2014

Open Cluster NGC 3532

Open Star Cluster NGC 3532
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The MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile captured this richly colourful view of the bright star cluster NGC 3532. Some of the stars still shine with a hot bluish colour, but many of the more massive ones have become red giants and glow with a rich orange hue.
Image Credit: ESO/G. Beccari
Image enhancement: Jean-Baptiste Faure

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