Milky Way around IC 2714, the "Rip-Torn Cluster"
IC 2714 wide-field view
Contributor: Kos Coronaios
Date: 2010 May
A dramatic black-and-white view of the Milky Way around IC 2714. IC 2714 is the brightest cluster at the centre of the image. I've nick-named it the "Rip-Torn Cluster".
Below and to its right is the bright and small cluster Melotte 105. Interestingly, this star cluster was discovered from South Africa, at the Union Observatory, by W.M. Worssell.
nothing more to see. please move along.