Best of AOP - Star Clusters


This beautiful globular cluster is bright and can make a great binocular object under good viewing conditions. However, it is very often skipped in favor of its neighbor, M13. M92 is one of the oldest known globular clusters, at over 14 billion years in age.

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Last Updated: 25-Jun-2014

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20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.1

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Digital Development (DDP) via Maxim/DL was also used in order to display the very dim and very bright details of

the image.

Luminance = 10 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 10 minutes binned 1x1

Green = 10 minutes binned 1x1

Blue = 10 minutes binned 1x1

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