NGC 4372  -  Wide field

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Object identification - 60% (4.2MB)

Object data of NGC4372

Object type: Globular star cluster (XII)
Size: 18.6'
Magnitude: 7.2mag
Constellation: Mus
Distance: 19,000 Ly
Notes: NGC 4372 is a globular cluster in the constellation Musca at a distance of 19,000 light-years. The dark nebula near the center of the above image which is called 'Dark Doodad' is an object in front of the globular star cluster (Distance: 700 light-years). 

Exposure data

Date: 2014-03-04
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/3.5 + mechanical stopper
Camera: EOS6D (ISO1600)
Mount: Astrotrac TT320X
Exposure time: 91x2min
Exposure time total: 3h02min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl