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Globular Cluster in Sagittarius

Messier 55 is a loosely packed globular cluster that is located east of the Sagittarius teapot. Its stars are easy to resolve all the way to the center of cluster through a medium-size telescope.

Magnitude 6.3
Apparent Size 19'
Distance (light yrs) 17,000
Right Ascension 19:40.0
Declination -30 57
Field of View 38' x 25.3'

Image details:  2 images, each 90 seconds at ISO 1600, taken with a Canon 400D camera through a Meade 12” telescope at f/6.8.

July 2010