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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 3293 - Inst: 10x50 handheld binoculars



Observer: Steve Coe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: February 1998
Location of site: SS Dawn Princess, Caribbean Sea (Lat 15oN, Elev 0m)
Site classification: Exurban(!)
Sky darkness: 4 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10x50 handheld binoculars
Magnification: 10x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 3293
Category: Open cluster. Emission nebula.
Class: I 3 r n, E+R
Constellation: Car
Data: mag 4.7, ?  size 6', 40'
Position: RA 10:36  DEC -58:13
Description:
NGC 3593 is above and to the "right" of Eta Carina.  It is
very compact, but bright enough to be easily seen in the
10x50 binoculars.  No stars are resolved.