Optical image of the star cluster IC 2391 in Vela

Optical image of the star cluster IC 2391 in Vela

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Caption: Open star cluster IC 2391. True-colour optical image of the open star cluster IC 2391 in the constellation Vela. The brightest star in the cluster is Omicron Velorum (upper centre). This image was produced by digitally combining photographs taken by the UK Schmidt Telescope in blue and red light.

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Keywords: astronomy, cluster, cosmology, ic 2391, omicron velorum, open cluster, open star cluster, science, star, star cluster, stars, stellar, uk schmidt telescope imagery, united kingdom

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