Blenke Cluster

Image from Steve Bowers

Important Communion of Worlds open star cluster, 850ly from Sol, in Sculptor. Also known as Blanco 1.

A young cluster of 321 stars, about 150 million years old, with a high proportion of A-stars. Also contains 37 brown dwarfs.

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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Additional material by Steve Bowers
Initially published on 08 October 2001.

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