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Globular Cluster NGC104

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Close neighbor of famous SMC. 47 Tucanae was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751, its southern location having hidden it from European observers until then. The cluster appears roughly the size of the full moon in the sky under ideal conditions. It is the second brightest globular cluster in the sky (after Omega Centauri), and is noted for having a very bright and dense core. It is also one of the most massive globular clusters in the Galaxy, containing millions of stars.

Photo Details

  Telescope: FSQ106EDX (530 mm) Takahashi

  Camera: Sbig ST-8300M, Sbig Filter wheel, Baader 36mm round HLRGB filters

  Mount: G-11 - Celestron branded

  Guiding: Off-axis Orion SS Autoguider

  Exposure: LRGB L 6x300sec, R 5x300sec, G 5x300sec, B 6x300sec

  When: June 2013

  Other information: Namibia, Tivoli Farm

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