47 Tucanae  -  NGC 104

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Object data of NGC104

Object type: globular cluster (III)
Size: 30'
Magnitude: 4.0 mag
Constellation: Tuc
Distance: 13,000 Ly

NGC 104, better known as 47 Tucanae, is the second largest and second brightest globular cluster in the skies, outshone only by another southern globular, Omega Centauri (NGC 5139).

Exposure data

Date: 2010-09-07
Location: Australia - Northern Galactic Members Telescope (Remote)
Telescope: 16'' RCOS (f=3700mm)
Camera: Apogee U9000 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Exposure time: L 14x2m / R 4x5m / G 4x5m / B 4x5m
Exposure time total: 1h 28m
Notes: Image acquisition by Herbert Walter; image processing by Bernhard Hubl

Bright moon and bad transparency