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Catalogue and alternative designations ESO 121-3, ESO 121-SCO3


Type Star Cluster (belonging to the LMC)
Position 06 02 02, -60 31 20
Constellation Pictor
Camera and Telescope STXL6303 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB 145:135:165:120  all unbinned with Astrodon series 2 filters
Description This interesting star cluster is actually part of the Large Magellanic Cloud.  The observed horizontal branch (HB) level in ESO 121−SC03 suggests this cluster may lie 20 per cent closer to us than does the centre of the LMC. ESO 121−SC03 also possesses a significant population of blue stragglers.  The cluster is about 2.5' in diameter.