Globular Clusters

Globular Clusters (17)

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 16:22

Messier 4

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Messier 4, a globular cluster located in Scorpius. It contains more than 20,000 stars, which is less that most globular clusters, but as it passes through the plane of the Milky Way, it may have shed stars with each passage.…

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  • Constellation Scorpius
  • Right Ascension 16h 23m 35.22s
  • Declination –26° 31′ 32.7″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 7,200
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
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Messier 13 is located in the constellation of Hercules naturally. It contains an estimated 300,000 stars and is located some 22,000 light years away, with an estimated age of 11.6 billion years old.

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  • Constellation Hercules
  • Right Ascension 16h 41m 41.24s
  • Declination +36° 27′ 35.5″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 22,200
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 14:08

Messier 3

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Messier 3 is a globular cluster located in the constellation of Canes Venatici. It contains an estimated 500,000 stars and is one of the brighter and largest of the 250 or so globular located around our galaxy.

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  • Constellation Canes Venatici
  • Right Ascension 13h 42m 11.62s
  • Declination +28° 22′ 38.2″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 34,000
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Monday, 27 April 2020 15:14

Messier 53

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Messier 53 a globular cluster located in the constellation of Coma Berenices at a distance of 58,000 light years away. A very metal poor cluster indicating that most of the stars are of a first generation as stars that are…

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  • Constellation Coma Berenices
  • Right Ascension 13h 12m 55.25s
  • Declination +18° 10′ 05.4″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 58,000
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 26 March 2020 15:02

NGC 2419

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NGC 2419, often called the Intergalactic Wanderer because of the 300,000 light years distance from our galaxy. Originally not thought to be gravitational bound to our galaxy, it now thought to be in orbit around our galaxy and takes about…

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  • Constellation Lynx
  • Right Ascension 07h 38m 08.51s
  • Declination +38° 52′ 54.9″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 300,000
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 14:00

M 15 (2019)

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Messier 15, one of the oldest globular clusters around our galaxy, estimated age of 12+ billion years, and a densely compacted core due to core collapse. M15 contains an estimated 100,000 stars. Imaged during first quarter Moon.

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  • Constellation Pegasus
  • Right Ascension 21h 29m 58.33s
  • Declination +12° 10′ 01.2″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 33,000
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 16:45

M 13 in the Moonlight

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One of the best known northern hemisphere globular clusters containing around 300,000 stars. Globular clusters are are old objects and M13 is estimated to be around 11.5 billion years old based on the amount of heavy metal contents in its…

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  • Constellation Hercules
  • Right Ascension 16h 41m 41.24s
  • Declination +36°27’35.5”
  • Distance (Lightyears) 22,200
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Thursday, 04 July 2019 14:50

M 4 (2019)

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Messier 4 is a globular cluster located in the constellation of Scorpius. M4 is one of the nearer globular clusters at a distance of 7,200 light years. It was one of the first globular clusters to be resolved as a…

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  • Constellation Scorpius
  • Right Ascension 16h 23m 35.22s
  • Declination –26° 31′ 32.7″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 7,200
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 01:58

M 92

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Globular cluster M92, less well known than the more famous M13, despite being one of the brightest globular clusters in the northern hemisphere. It is also estimated to b one of the oldest globular clusters at an estimated 14.2 billion…

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  • Constellation Hercules
  • Right Ascension 17h 17m 07.39s
  • Declination +43° 08′ 09.4″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 26,700
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera Atik 314l+ Mono ccd
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 01:55

M 13

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Messier 13, the Great Globular cluster located in the constellation of Hercules. It is one of the brightest and best know globular clusters in the northern hemisphere. The cluster has a diameter of around 145 light years and contains about…

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  • Constellation Hercules
  • Right Ascension 16h 41m 41.24s
  • Declination +36° 27′ 35.5″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 22,200
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 23:54

M 3

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Messier 3 is one of the largest, brightest globular cluster in the night sky. It contains an estimated 500,000 stars. Located in the constellation of Canes Venatici at a distance of 33,900 light years away from Earth. The cluster contains…

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  • Constellation Canes Venatici
  • Right Ascension 13h 42m 11.62s
  • Declination +28°22’38.2”
  • Distance (Lightyears) 33,900
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 12:47

M 15 (2018)

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M15 is a globular cluster located in the constellation of Pegasus. It consists of an estimated 100,000 stars and has a very dense central core having undergoing a core collapse where stars migrate towards the center. It's age is estimated…

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  • Constellation Pegasus
  • Right Ascension 21h 29m 58.33s
  • Declination +12° 10′ 01.2″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 33,600
Friday, 15 June 2018 22:11

M 4 (2018)

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M4 is one of the closer globular clusters to Earth at only 7,200 light years away. Located in the constellation of Scorpius, not far from the red super giant star Antares. It is distinguished by an optical bar of stars…

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  • Constellation Scorpius
  • Right Ascension 16h 23m 35.22s
  • Declination –26° 31′ 32.7″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 7,200
Thursday, 26 April 2018 14:47

NGC 2419

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Nicknamed the Intergalactic Wanderer because it was originally thought not to be in orbit around the Milky Way galaxy. The globular cluster is located 300,000 light years the galactic center, which is further away than the Large and Small Magellanic…

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  • Constellation Lynx
  • Right Ascension 07h 38m 08.51s
  • Declination +38° 52′ 54.9″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 300,000 from galactic center
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Discovered by Edmond Halley in 1714, and added to the Messier catalog by Charles Messier in 1764. It is one of the best know and brightest globular clusters visible in the northern hemisphere. The cluster contains an estimated 300,000 stars…

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  • Constellation Hercules
  • Right Ascension 16h 41m 41.24s
  • Declination +36° 27′ 35.5″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 22,200
Saturday, 10 March 2018 01:32

NGC 5139 Omega Centauri

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Omega Centauri appears to be a globular cluster located in the skies of the southern hemisphere. It can be barely visible rising just above the horizon from southern locations in the northern hemisphere. This image was imaged from a remote…

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  • Constellation Centaurus
  • Right Ascension 13h 26m 47.28s
  • Declination −47° 28′ 46.1″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 15,800
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 16:07

M 13, July 4th Edition

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Celebrated the July 4th holiday by imaging one of the brightest and best known globular cluster visible in the northern hemisphere. M13 contains an estimated 300,000 stars. Often called the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, it is conveniently located in…