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Globular Cluster in Capricornus 

This globular cluster is quite low in the sky for mid-latitute observers in the northern hemisphere, making it a fairly inconspicuous target. Through an amateur telescope of modest size, many of its stars can be resolved, and there are two strings of bright stars stretching to the north. The center of the cluster is very dense.

Magnitude 6.9
Apparent Size 12'
Distance (light yrs) 27,000
Right Ascension 21:40.4
Declination -23 10
Field of View 29' x 22'

Image details:  Exposure times of 20 minutes luminance and 18 minutes each of red, green and blue, taken with an SBIG ST-8300M imager and a 14" Meade LX850 telescope at f/6.

October 2017