Celestial hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Hydra (Hya)  ·  Contains:  M 68  ·  NGC 4590
Globular Cluster M68, 



    
        

            Scott Davis
Globular Cluster M68
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Globular Cluster M68

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 10, 2015
Frames:
One-Shot Color: 30×150(1h 15′) ISO1600
Integration:
1h 15′
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

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 600077

RA center: 12h39m30s.2

DEC center: -26°4402

Pixel scale: 2.152 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 177.364 degrees

Field radius: 1.075 degrees

Resolution: 620x410

File size: 132.7 KB

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

Description

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.

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Globular Cluster M68, 



    
        

            Scott Davis