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M68 Globular Cluster

M68 Globular Cluster

Location: Warrumbungle Observatory, Australia (149 11 E, 31 16 S)

Date: 5th March 2013

Camera: QHY-9

Telescope: William Optics M120

Frames: Twelve 300 second exposures for each of RGB.

Processing: Stacked in CCDStack, balanced, curves and colour enhanced in Photoshop SC5 with aid of synthetic luminance fro RGB data.

Text from Wikipedia: Messier 68 (also known as M68 or NGC 4590) is a globular cluster in the Hydra constellation. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1780. M68 is at a distance of about 33,000 light-years away from Earth.


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