Southern Pleiades (IC 2602)
An open cluster of more than 50 stars
in the constellation Carina, centered on the
blue-white star Theta Carinae and forming a triangle in the sky with Beta
and Iota Car. At a distance of less than 500 light-years, the Southern Pleiades
is relatively nearby compared with many star clusters, and can be seen with
the naked eye.
||R.A. 10h 43.2m, Dec. -64° 24'
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