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Contains:  NGC 121, 47 Tuc, NGC 104
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47 Tucanae (47 Tuc, NGC 104), 





    
        

            Dean Carr
47 Tucanae (47 Tuc, NGC 104)

47 Tucanae (47 Tuc, NGC 104)

Technical card

Resolution: 3964x2976

Dates:Nov. 26, 2016

Frames:
Astronomik Deep-Sky Blue Filter: 7x120" -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Deep-Sky Blue Filter: 8x300" -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Deep-Sky Green Filter: 9x120" -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Deep-Sky Green Filter: 9x300" -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Deep-Sky Red Filter: 16x120" -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Deep-Sky Red Filter: 12x300" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.84 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.95%

Astrometry.net job: 2277316

RA center: 6.035 degrees

DEC center: -72.075 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.016 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.025 degrees

Field radius: 0.699 degrees

Data source: Traveller

Description

47 Tucanae (also known as 47 Tuc or NGC 104) is the second brightest globular cluster in the sky - second only the massive Omega Centauri cluster. It is one of the few globular clusters (along with Omega Centauri) visible to the naked eye. 47 Tuc spans about 120 light years and is approximately 13,000 light years light years from Earth. It can be seen in the constellation of Tucana.

The picture was formed by combing individual images taken with three different filters that allow imaging of Red, Green and Blue broadband colours.

The image was fully processed in PixInsight. The finalized picture was only slightly cropped and re-sampled by 120% for aesthetic reasons.

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47 Tucanae (47 Tuc, NGC 104), 





    
        

            Dean Carr