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    Default NGC 3766 - The Pearl Cluster



    Hey everybody

    I was viewing the night sky and just decided to wing it and wave my telescope around like a madman and see what I could find that was interesting. All of a sudden this HUGE thing went flying by and it took me 5 minutes to find it again as it went by so fast.

    After an hour of looking through maps in books and on the internet, I finally lost my noob senses and decided to use Stellarium (amazing application by the way)

    I found out it was the Pearl Cluster. Also known as NGC 3766

    Im glad this is my first cluster I have ever seen as it is very beautiful. I also see this Cluster is only visible in the Southern Hemisphere. Is this true?

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    Nice catch! Unfortunately even if I went as far south as possible in the U.S. it would only get about 3 1/2 degrees above the southern horizon
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    Nice catch Luke..
    Yeah....best views are to be held in the southern hemisphere..
    Get an image of it some day ...
    Cheers mate..
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