Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


March’s first object is nothing less than dazzling. You’ll find it surrounding the bluish magnitude 2.7 Theta (θ) Carinae, so it’s sometimes called the Theta Carinae Cluster. More commonly, however, observers call it the Southern Pleiades because its discoverer, French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, compared it to M45. Lacaille encountered IC 2602 March 3, 1752.


Spiral Galaxy Elliptical Galaxy Bright Star Large Telescope Double Star 
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  1. 1.MilwaukeeUSA

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