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Open Star Cluster in Carina
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The Wishing Well or Football Cluster is one of a host of star clusters in one of the
most densely starred regions of the Milky Way.
An open star cluster in the constellation of Carina, lying more than a thousand light years from the Sun.
The night sky of a hypothetical gas giant orbiting the star HD 96564, which lies in
the busy Wishing Well Cluster. This populous and ancient cluster of stars lies near the
Carina-Centaurus border, and is easily visible with the naked eye.
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