NGC 3114

45 minutes exposure, Fuji Super HG V 400 film.
5" f/5 refractor at prime focus.

NGC 3114 is a large scattered cluster of fairly bright stars, and is suitable for any telescope or binoculars. Situated on a rich portion of the Carina Milky Way, this cluster deserves to be much better known. In an 8" telescope with a low magnification, wide angle eyepiece, the view is beautiful. While most of the brighter stars are B and A type main sequence stars, there are several K-type orange giant stars and on the western edge of the cluster is a deep red N-type star, HD 86936.