Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Pavo (Pav)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6752
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NGC6752 - Globular in Pavo, 



    
        

            Rodney Watters

NGC6752 - Globular in Pavo

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NGC6752 - Globular in Pavo, 



    
        

            Rodney Watters

NGC6752 - Globular in Pavo

Equipment

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 30, 2020 ·  July 31, 2020
Frames:
Astronomik Blue: 127×60(2h 7′) -20°C bin 1×1
Astronomik Green: 114×60(1h 54′) -20°C bin 1×1
Astronomik Red: 134×60(2h 14′) -20°C bin 1×1
Integration:
6h 15′
Darks:
50
Flats:
50
Bias:
100
Avg. Moon age:
11.06 days
Avg. Moon phase:
85.06%

RA center: 19h10m53s.52

DEC center: -59°5911.6

Pixel scale: 1.317 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -87.193 degrees

Field radius: 0.659 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2812x2250

File size: 3.5 MB

Locations: Glanmire Home Observatory, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

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.

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NGC6752 - Globular in Pavo, 



    
        

            Rodney Watters