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The Details
Object
NGC 288 in Sculptor
Optics
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass f/8
Platform
Astro-Physics 1600 Mount with absolute encoders
Camera
FLI 16803 Proline CCD
Filters
Tru-Balance LRGB filter set Gen 2
Date
02 October 2016
Location
Las Campanas Observatory, Chile
Exposure
L 29 ea x 300 sec 1x1 bin, RGB 12 ea x 300 sec 1x1 bin
Software
ACP, Maxim DL/CCD, , CCDStack 2, Photoshop CS5
Orientation
Field of view 47' x 38' centered on RA 00h52m48s
DEC -26°36’08” (2000.0). North angle 179.5°; east 90° CCW from north
Notes
NGC 288 is one of a minority of globular clusters with a low concentration of stars in its core.  This 10.6 billion year old cluster lies some 29,000 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation Sculptor.

This image is the result of a collaborative effort between Howard Hedlund of Astro-Physics, Inc. and Dave Jurasevich.

 

 

 

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