NGC 3324 - seen in the middle, is a star cluster at the northwest corner of the Carina Nebula.
The edges of this vast nebula can be seen all around this image.
NGC 3293 is an open cluster seen at upper Right.
It consists of more than 50 stars in a 10 arc minutes field, the brightest of which is a red giant of mag 6.5.
Imaged with the 16" f3.75 Dream Astrograph.
Apogee Alta U-16M camera.
Ha - 60 min
RGB 20 minutes per channel
(Total of 2:00 HRS)
Imaged from Tivoli farm in Namibia June 2012.