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Zodiac: Sagittarius
Nov 23 - Dec 21
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NGC 3324 ()

NGC 3324 (M 0) is a diffuse nebula and in the constellation of Ship keel. It is also known as the . It is approximately 7,550 lightyears away from earth.
NGC 3324 is a diffuse nebula, embedded in a young open star cluster. It sits right next to Great Carina Nebula (NGC3372), another beautiful diffuse nebula. It discovered in 1826 by James Dunlop, a Scottish astronomer who emigrated to Australia and did most of his scientific work there.
Right ascension
10h 37m 27.6s (159.36500°)
The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
6.7 mag
not in database
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
7,5507,550 ly
not in database
Messier NºMessier Nº
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Carina (Ship keel)
Photograph with a large telescope of NGC 3324, a diffuse nebular within a young open star cluster.
Image credit: ESO
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