SBIG ST8300M, Astrodon filters: RGB E-Series GenII
LRGB Total 1:40 hours = L 100 min. [11x5 min]+ R,G,B [3x5 min. each]
2.8-8 CF (Carbon Fiber) Powernewt OTA
Fornax mount, guided
This image is: 1115x900 pixels
RA 19h 10m 52s, Dec -59° 59' 45"
Pos Angle +113° 36', FL 600.3 mm, 1.86"/Pixel
Some 13,000 light-years away toward the southern constellation Pavo, the globular star cluster roams the halo of our Milky Way galaxy. Over 10 billion years old, NGC 6752 holds over 100 thousand stars in a sphere about 100 light-years in diameter. NGC 6752 (also catalogued as C93) includes blue straggler stars, stars which appear to be too young and massive to exist in a cluster whose stars are all expected to be at least twice as old as the Sun. Explorations of the NGC 6752 have also indicated that a remarkable fraction of the stars near the cluster's core, are multiple star systems, supporting arguments that star mergers and collisions in the dense stellar environment can create the cluster's blue straggler stars (ref. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120210.html).