Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Hercules (Her)  ·  Contains:  M 92  ·  M92  ·  NGC 6341
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Messier 92, 



    
        

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Messier 92

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Messier 92, 



    
        

            Mark Spruce
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Messier 92

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade LX90 8" f/10

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80mm f/5.0

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Loadestar X2

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Open PHD2 Guiding PHD2 Guiding  ·  Pisinsight 1.8

Filters: Baader Planetarium Blue 2"  ·  Baader Planetarium Red 2"  ·  Baader Planetarium Green 2"  ·  Baader Planetarium Luminance 2"

Accessory: QHYCCD PoleMaster Polar Scope  ·  Xagyl 5 x 2" USB Filter Wheel


Dates:May 13, 2018May 14, 2018

Frames:
Baader Planetarium Blue 2": 8x120" (16') -15C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Green 2": 8x120" (16') -15C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Luminance 2": 18x120" (36') -15C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Red 2": 8x120" (16') -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 1h 24'

Avg. Moon age: 27.90 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.28%


Astrometry.net job: 3256493

RA center: 17h 17' 7"

DEC center: +43° 8' 22"

Pixel scale: 0.793 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 177.305 degrees

Field radius: 0.444 degrees


Resolution: 3252x2397

Locations: Observatory, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Data source: Unknown

Description

Messier 92

M92 is a globular cluster in the constellation of Hercules. Discovered in 1777 by Johann Elert Bode and is around 26,700 light-years away from us and is estimated to be around 14.2 billion years old.

M92 bright enough to be is visible to the naked eye under very good conditions but is easily observed with even a moderate telescope.

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