NGC 6752 - Globular cluster in Pavo

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Some 13,000 light-years away toward the southern constellation Pavo, the globular star cluster NGC 6752 roams the halo of our Milky Way galaxy. Over 10 billion years old, NGC 6752 follows clusters Omega Centauri and 47 Tucanae as the third brightest globular in planet Earth's night sky. It holds over 100 thousand stars in a sphere about 100 light-years in diameter. Telescopic explorations of the NGC 6752 have found that a remarkable fraction of the stars near the cluster's core, are multiple star systems. Aditional images (from ASA 12" Astrograph) and informations can be found here.


Image details


Center of field RA 19:10:43(h:m:s)
Center of field DE -60:00:17 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.39 x 1.26 (deg)
Pixel scale: 1.03 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 179 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): 16" f3,75 Dream Corrected Astrograph (DCA)
Mount: Astelco NTM-500 direct drive mount
Camera: Apogee Alta U-16M CCD camera
Filters: Lum, Red, Green, Blue Astrodon
Dates/Times: 26 Aug. 2014
Location: Namibia-TIVOLI ASTROFARM, S 23° 27' 40,9" / E 18° 01' 02,2"
Exp. Details:

L:7x2min,R:7x2min, G7x2min, B:7x2min, Bin 1 Total Exposure Time 56 min.

More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2016. All Rights Reserved
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