NGC 2516

NGC 2516 (Caldwell 96)

NGC 2516 or Caldwell 96 is an open cluster in the constellation Carina. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 3.8 and its angular diameter is 30 arc-minutes. NGC 2516 lies at an estimated distance of 1300 light years. The Equinox 2000 coordinates are 07h 58.3m, -60° 52´ which makes NGC 2516 a Southern Hemisphere object that is best seen during the winter. The Caldwell Winter Star Chart shows the position of all Caldwell objects visible during that season. Visit the Caldwell Catalog Photo Gallery to see more objects from this catalog.

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