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Globular Cluster
M72 | Messier 72 | NGC 6981
This dim globular hosts over 100,000 stars. The brightest is 14.2 mV, and the brightest 25 average 15.9 mV.


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30 Aug 2014
Details:
Night of:Saturday August 30, 2014
Site:Palomar Mountain
Local Time:11:45 AM | Aug 30, 2014
Altitude:40
RA:20h 53m 28s
Declination:-12d 32' 14"
Distance:55,000 light years
Magnitude:+9.4 mV
Size:6.6'
Camera Settings:
Telescope:9.25-SCT
Camera:Orion Starshoot DSI2
f/ratio:f5
Pixel Scale:1.49 arcsec
Image Size:670 x 560 pixels (0.4 MP)
16.6' x 13.9'
Exposure:15 sec
Stacked Frames:33
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