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Globular Cluster in Scorpius

Messier 80 is a fairly bright globular cluster that can be found about half-way between Antares, the bright red star in Scorpius, and Beta Scorpii, the uppermost of the three bright stars that form the claws of the scorpion.

Magnitude 7.2
Apparent Size 9'
Distance (light yrs) 2
Right Ascension 16:17.0
Declination -22 59
Field of View 21' x 16'

Image details: Exposure times of 15 minutes luminance and 9 minutes each of red, green and blue, taken with an SBIG 8300M imager and a 12" Meade telescope at f/10. 

July 2012