NGC 6229

NGC-6229-LRGB-5326acb


Dan Crowson

Animas, New Mexico

Imaged over five nights in April and May, 2016 from Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/27101575206/sizes/l

NGC 6229 is a Shapley-Sawyer class IV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shapley%E2%80%93Sawyer_Concentration_Class) globular cluster located approximately 100,000 light-years away in Hercules.

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1×1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2×2

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

2016-05-23T00:00:00

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