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Messier 2 (M2) – Globular Cluster in Aquarius

Here is a view of Messier 2 (M2), a bright globular cluster in the constellation Aquarius. M2 is about 37,500 light-years away and is one of the older globs in the Milky Way.

Messier 2 (M2) – Globular Cluster in Aquarius

Tech Specs: Meade 12” LX90, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, Canon 6D stock camera, ISO 2500, 16 x 60 seconds using Backyard EOS, 3 x 60 sec darks and 3 x 1/4000 sec bias frames, guided using a Canon 100mm lens with an attached ZWO ASI290MC camera. Image Date: October 17, 2017. Location: The Dark Side Observatory in Weatherly, PA.

Clear skies!

…Tom

NGC 6934 – Globular Cluster in Delphinus

NGC 6934 is a nice globular cluster found in the constellation Delphinus and lies about 50,000 light-years away.

NGC 6934 – Globular Cluster in Delphinus

Tech Specs: Meade 12” LX90, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, Canon 6D stock camera, ISO 2500, 8 x 60 seconds using Backyard EOS, 3 x 60 sec darks and 3 x 1/4000 sec bias frames, guided using a Canon 100mm lens with an attached ZWO ASI290MC camera. Image Date: October 16, 2017. Location: The Dark Side Observatory in Weatherly, PA.

Clear skies!

…Tom

An Open Cluster with Red Giants – NGC 7419

Here is a view of the open cluster designated NGC 7419 in the constellation Cepheus. This cluster is between 7,500 and 11,000 light years away. Its location is behind some dark nebulae which reddens the color of the stars. The cluster does contain no less than five red supergiant stars – moved up to my top ten list for open clusters!

An Open Cluster with Red Giants – NGC 7419

Tech Specs: Meade 12” LX90, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, Canon 6D stock camera, ISO 1600, 12 x 60 second exposures using Backyard EOS, 5 x 60 sec darks and 5 x 1/4000 sec bias frames, guided using a Canon 100mm lens with an attached ZWO ASI290MC camera. Image Date: September 22, 2017. Location: The Dark Side Observatory in Weatherly, PA.

NGC 7510 Open Cluster in Cepheus

NGC 7510 is also known as Collinder 454, this magnitude 7.9 open cluster in Cepheus is approximately 11,000 light years distant, and relatively young at approximately 10 million years old. A lot of interesting star colors in this region and not far from Messier 52 and the Bubble Nebula.

NGC 7510 Open Cluster in Cepheus

Tech Specs: Meade 12” LX90, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, Canon 6D stock camera, ISO 1600, 5 x 60 second exposures using Backyard EOS, 3 x 60 sec darks and 3 x 1/4000 sec bias frames, guided using a Canon 100mm lens with an attached ZWO ASI290MC camera. Image Date: September 22, 2017. Location: The Dark Side Observatory in Weatherly, PA.

Clear skies!

…Tom

Globular Cluster NGC 6760 in Aquila

NGC 6760 is a small globular cluster in the constellation Aquila, dark skies and good seeing are required for any star separation.  It is listed with a magnitude of 9.0, depending on the reference, distance is approximately 24,000 light years from Earth.

Globular Cluster NGC 6760 in Aquila

Tech Specs: Meade 12” LX90, Celestron CGEM-DX mount, Canon 6D stock camera, ISO 1600, 17 x 60 second exposures using Backyard EOS, 3 x 60 sec darks and 3 x 1/4000 sec bias frames, guided using a Canon 100mm lens with an attached ZWO ASI290MC camera. Image Date: September 9, 2017. Location: The Dark Side Observatory in Weatherly, PA.

Center (RA, hms): 19h 11m 11.362s, Center (Dec, dms): +01° 01′ 24.324″, Size: 25.8 x 20.4 arcmin.

Clear skies!

…Tom

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