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Contains:  M 68, NGC 4590
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Globular Cluster M68, 


            Scott Davis
Globular Cluster M68

Globular Cluster M68

Technical card

Resolution: 3000x1986

Dates:April 10, 2015

Frames:One-Shot Color: 30x150" ISO1600

Integration: 1.2 hours

Darks: ~7

Flats: ~40

Flat darks: ~40

Bias: ~40

Avg. Moon age: 20.45 days

Avg. Moon phase: 67.64%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00 job: 600077

RA center: 189.876 degrees

DEC center: -26.734 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.152 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 177.364 degrees

Field radius: 1.075 degrees

Locations: Ahwahnee Hills Observatory, Ahwahnee, California, United States


Messier 68, also catalogued as NGC 4590, is a globular cluster in the constellation Hydra. It lies at a distance of approximately 33,000 light years from Earth.



Scott Davis
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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Globular Cluster M68, 


            Scott Davis