NGC 3201

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Object data of NGC3201

Object type: Globular star cluster (X)
Size: 18.2'
Magnitude: 6.8 mag
Constellation: Vel
Distance: 16,000 Ly
Notes: NGC 3201 is a loose globular star cluster in constellation Vela. The radial velocity of this cluster is unusually high at 490 km/s, larger than any other cluster known.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-02-22 + 2014-02-23
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: TEC RC 20" f/9 without corrector (f=4492mm)
Camera: FLI PL16803 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600GTO
Exposure time: L 22x2min / R 7x2min / G 7x2min / B 7x2min
Exposure time total: 1h 26min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl