Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Pavo (Pav)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6752
NGC 6752 - Great Peacock Globular, 


            Barry Brook
NGC 6752 - Great Peacock Globular
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NGC 6752 - Great Peacock Globular

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion ED80T CF

Imaging cameras: Sony NEX-3 DSLR

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ EQ-6 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher SW120 F5 refractor

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot G3 Mono CCD

Focal reducers: TeleVue 0.8x Photo Reducer/Flattener TRF-2008

Software: Cartes du Ciel  ·  Nebulosity 3  ·  Stark Labs PHD2 v2.2.2g  ·  EQASCOM  ·  StarTools  ·  AstroTortilla 0.7

Dates:Aug. 3, 2014

Frames: 240x30" (2h) ISO3600

Integration: 2h

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~100

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 6.88 days

Avg. Moon phase: 44.64%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Mean FWHM: 2.30

Temperature: 3.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 339030

RA center: 19h 10' 45"

DEC center: -59° 58' 44"

Pixel scale: 1.634 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -97.825 degrees

Field radius: 0.522 degrees

Resolution: 620x398


One of the southern gems, this globular cluster in Pavo is arguably even more spectacular than M13 (but behind Omega Centauri and 47 Tuc), at least to observers in Australia! It covers an area similar in size to the full Moon, and lies 13,000 light years from Earth.


Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 6752 - Great Peacock Globular, 


            Barry Brook