Messier 80 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 80, also known as NGC 6093, is a globular cluster in the constellation of Scorpius. It lies at a distance of ~36,000 light-years and has a diameter of ~80 light-years. This first and second images comprise 10 x Luminance (30 seconds each) and 5 x Red, Green and Blue (30, 32 and 27 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 35 degrees on 13 March 2016. The fields of view are 34’ x 23’ and 18’ x 12’ respectively. The third image comprises 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 35 degrees on 28 March 2017. The field of view is 42’ x 42’.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 26 May 2020