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Globular cluster in Coma Berenices

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At an estimated 58,000 miles away, Messier 58 is a fairly distant globular cluster, but it is bright and easy to observe.

Magnitude 7.7
Apparent Size 13'
Distance (light yrs) 58,000
Right Ascension 13:12.9
Declination +18 10
Field of View 29' x 22'

Image details:  Exposure times of 48 minutes luminance, and 16 minutes each of red, green, and blue, taken with an SBIG ST-8300M imager and a 14" Meade LX850 telescope at f/6.

June 2015