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NGC6752 - Globular in Pavo, 


            Rodney Watters

NGC6752 - Globular in Pavo

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Tak TSA120

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 ws-8

Mounts: EQ8

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Tak TSA120

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar x2

Focal reducers: Takahashi TOA Reducer .75x

Software: Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: Astronomik Red  ·  Astronomik Blue  ·  Astronomik Green

Dates:July 30, 2020July 31, 2020

Astronomik Blue: 127x60" -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Green: 114x60" -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Red: 134x60" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 6.2 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 11.06 days

Avg. Moon phase: 85.06%

Astrometry.net job: 3754243

RA center: 19h 10' 53"

DEC center: -59° 59' 11"

Pixel scale: 1.317 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -87.193 degrees

Field radius: 0.659 degrees

Resolution: 2812x2250

Locations: Glanmire Home Observatory, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Data source: Backyard


It seems quite appropriate that this very bright globular cluster is located in the constellation of Pavo - the Peacock. The bright scattering of stars look like the fine display of a peacock's tail when it is trying to impress a prospective mate. This globular cluster does a very fine job of that as well.

According to Wikipedia, NGC6752 is the fourth brightest globular cluster after Omega Centauri, 47 Tucanae and Messier 22. I already have images of Omega Centauri and 47 Tucanae so now I'm going to have to grab some data on Messier 22.



Rodney Watters
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NGC6752 - Globular in Pavo, 


            Rodney Watters