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Contains:  NGC 121, 47 Tuc, NGC 104
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47 Tucana, 


            Rick Burke
47 Tucana

47 Tucana

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:William Optics APO 98mm F6.3

Imaging camera:Canon 5D Mark II

Mount:Skywatcher EQ6

Guiding telescope or lens:NA 60 mm guidescope

Guiding camera:KWIQ guider 60mm Guider

Focal reducer:William Optics 0.8x Reducer/Flattener

Software:PixInsight 1.8 Ripley

Resolution: 1875x1255

Dates:Oct. 7, 2018

Frames: 18x300"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.73 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.63% job: 2374478

RA center: 6.255 degrees

DEC center: -72.077 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.559 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 27.748 degrees

Field radius: 0.802 degrees

Data source: Traveller


47 Tucana. Stupendous Globular cluster. This was taken at the Hakos Guest Farm in Namibia using their William Optics 98mm F6.3 with a William Optics 0.8x Reducer Flattener.

This was my first trip to Africa (or anywhere in the southern hemisphere). It was spectacular and not just for the skies. If you want clear dry weather, with excellent food and hospitable hosts, this is the place to go...



Rick Burke
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47 Tucana, 


            Rick Burke