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NGC 6752 - Great Peacock Globular, 


            Barry Brook
NGC 6752 - Great Peacock Globular

NGC 6752 - Great Peacock Globular

Technical card

Resolution: 1934x1241

Dates:Aug. 3, 2014

Frames: 240x30" ISO3600

Integration: 2.0 hours

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 job: 339030

RA center: 287.688 degrees

DEC center: -59.979 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.634 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -97.825 degrees

Field radius: 0.522 degrees


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.



Barry Brook
License: Attribution Creative Commons

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NGC 6752 - Great Peacock Globular, 


            Barry Brook