Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  M 80  ·  NGC 6093
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M80 a globular in the claws of Scorpio, 



    
        

            Andrew Lockwood
M80 a globular in the claws of Scorpio
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M80 a globular in the claws of Scorpio

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M80 a globular in the claws of Scorpio, 



    
        

            Andrew Lockwood
M80 a globular in the claws of Scorpio
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M80 a globular in the claws of Scorpio

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
ASA 16N
Imaging Cameras
QSI 683wsg-8
Mounts
ASA Astrosysteme ASA DDM85
Filters
Astrodon 31mm Ha 5nm · Astrodon 31mm Blue · Astrodon 31mm Red
Accessories
ASA Astrosysteme ASA 3" Wynne Reducer Corrector 0,95x
Software
PixInsight
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
ASA 16N

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 20, 2020
Frames:
40x300" (3h 20')
Integration:
3h 20'
Avg. Moon age:
27.46 days
Avg. Moon phase:
4.77%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3568038

RA center: 16h17m01s.9

DEC center: -22°5840

Pixel scale: 0.380 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.304 degrees

Field radius: 0.395 degrees

Resolution: 5956x4528

Locations: home, perth, western australia, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

M80 is a ball of about half a million stars about 32,600 light years away towards Scorpio. These stars are packed into a region of about 95 light years in diameter, making it one of the denser globular clusters known. By comparison, a similar size region around our sun would contain about 86 star systems. Just like people, when you pack this many stars into a small place, there are consequences! This particular cluster also has a very high proportion of blue stragglers, stars that are born out of the collision of two other stars, and these can be seen dotted through the cluster.

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M80 a globular in the claws of Scorpio, 



    
        

            Andrew Lockwood

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