Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Pavo (Pav)  ·  Contains:  IC 4819  ·  IC 4842  ·  NGC 6752  ·  NGC 6769  ·  NGC 6770  ·  NGC 6771
NGC6752 the Great Peacock Cluster, 



    
        

            Gary Plummer
NGC6752 the Great Peacock Cluster
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NGC6752 the Great Peacock Cluster

NGC6752 the Great Peacock Cluster, 



    
        

            Gary Plummer
NGC6752 the Great Peacock Cluster
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NGC6752 the Great Peacock Cluster

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
TS PHOTOLINE 80mm f/6 FPL53 Triplet APO (TS PhotoLine Triplet Apo 80/480)
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool pro ASI1600MM-PRO
Mounts
SkyWatcher HEQ5 PRO
Filters
ZWO LRGB-Ha,OIII,SII Broadband
Accessories
TS Optics TS Big Field Flattener 2.5"
Software
Sequence Generator Pro (SGP) · EQASCOM · PHD2 · PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight Core 01.08.04.1195 Ripley (x64)
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
50mm Guidescope 50mm finderscope as guidescope
Guiding Cameras
Prostar LP guider LP Guider

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 26, 2019
Frames:
45x300" (3h 45')
Integration:
3h 45'
Avg. Moon age:
26.89 days
Avg. Moon phase:
7.67%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3246073

RA center: 19h12m05s.0

DEC center: -60°0014

Pixel scale: 3.431 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 181.220 degrees

Field radius: 1.223 degrees

Resolution: 2048x1547

Locations: Snake Valley, None, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC6752 makes up the tail of the Peacock asterism and is located in the deep south Pavo constellation. Around 13,000 light years from Earth and calculated to be 11.78 billion years old! Interesting also is that it is pretty close to being hafway between Earth and the centre of our Milky Way galaxy.

It is the third brightest globular cluster in the night sky after Omega Centauri and Tuc47. It is a cluster full of colours in a rich star field.

1.5 hours each of Red, Green and Blue filters through a TS Photoline 80mm triplet refractor on a Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro guided with PHD2 and a 50mm acromatic refractor and web cam. Captured with Sequence Generator Pro and Processed in Pixinsight.

A pseudo lumininance was creted from the RGB Master and deconvolved then merged once again with the RGB master. All processing was performed in Pixinsight. Captured using SGP Pro in a farm cottage garden near Carngham, south Victoria Australia.

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