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Contains:  M 10, NGC 6254
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Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron C11 Celestron

Imaging camera:60Da Canon

Mount:CGEM Celestron

Focal reducer:6.3 reducer Celestron

Software:photoshopDeep Sky StackerNoel's Tools5.00 Images Plus

Resolution: 854x547

Dates:Aug. 2, 2013

Frames: 18x60"

Integration: 0.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.88% job: 598721

RA center: 254.261 degrees

DEC center: -4.095 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.241 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 136.137 degrees

Field radius: 0.316 degrees


Messier 10 or M10 (also designated NGC 6254) is a globular cluster in the constellation of Ophiuchus . The object was discovered by Charles Messier on May 29, 1764, who cataloged it as number 10 in his list. He described it as a "nebula without stars", but later study revealed it as a globular cluster of thousands of stars. M10 has an apparent diameter of some 20 arc minutes, about two-thirds of the apparent diameter of the Moon. Viewed through medium-sized telescopes it appears about half that size (8' to 9'), as its bright core is only 35 light-years across. M10 has a spatial diameter of 83 light-years and is estimated to be 14,300 light-years away from Earth. Four variable stars have been discovered in this cluster. This cluster completes an orbit through the Milky Way galaxy about every 140 million years, during which it crosses the plane of the galactic disk every 53 million years. This rosette orbit has an eccentricity of 0.21.



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