Chi Carinae

χ Carinae
Chi Carinae is two full fields of vision due east of Canopus: binoculars.

The star is well placed to find the splendid cluster NGC 2516 or for hopping up to Vela and Puppis.
     NGC 2516 is a bright cluster of about a hundred stars some 4500 light years away. A fifth-magnitude red giant is found in the centre of the cluster.

The cluster is seven degrees due south of chi, in the same field of view as epsilon Carinae.

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