Theta Carinae
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Theta Carinae
Theta Carinae is the brightest star in a cluster (IC 2602) of about thirty stars, said to resemble the Pleiades.

The cluster is easily visible to the naked eye, and covers an area twice as large as the full Moon.

The easiest way to find this cluster is to locate theta Carinae, at a visual magnitude 2.7 not a difficult task. The star is due south of eta Carinae and in the same field of vision of this star: binoculars.

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