NGC 104. Caldwell 106 (Improved resolution)

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This is a new version of NGC 104. The first one can be found here. This image has been taken with the CDK 20″, exposing at 900, 300 and 120 seconds, in order to provide a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image, that shows individual stars down to the core.

 

Additional Information

Object

Name(s): NGC 104. Caldwell 106

Type: Globular Cluster

RA:  00h 24m 04s

Dec: -72º 04’ 59”

Constellation: Tucana

Size (arcmin): 30×30

Magnitude: +3.9

Distance: 15,000 ly

Image

Date: 2016-09-11 thru 2016-09-16

Location: iTelescope.net, SSO near Coonabarabran, NSW Australia

Size (arcmin): 33×33

Telescope: Planewave CDK 20” f/6.8

Camera: SBIG STX16803 (4096x4096pix)

Guiding: Astrodon MonsterMOAG off-axis guider

Total exposure: 10 hours (L: 16x15m + 6x5m + 11x2m; RGB: 18x15m + 17x2m)

Processing: CCDStack, Photoshop CC 2016 and PixInsight

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