Messier 12 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 12, also known as NGC 6218 or the “Gumball Globular”, is a globular cluster in the constellation of Ophiuchus. It lies at a distance of ~19,000 light-years and has a diameter of ~80 light-years. This image comprises 10 x Luminance (45 seconds each) and 5 x Red, Green and Blue (45, 48 and 39 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 60 degrees on 29 May 2016. The fields of view of the images at the top and bottom are 32’ x 21’ and 18’ x 12’ respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 10 July 2018
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