Re: 47 Tucanae


Bernard Miller
 

Brian,

 

Probably a little of both but since it is second only to Omega Centauri, it must be pretty big.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Brian Ottum
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 2:38 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] 47 Tucanae

 

Spectacular!

Is it so great because it is so big or so close or a combination?

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io <DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bernard Miller
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 1:20 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] 47 Tucanae

 

Hi,

This is an image of 47 Tucanae. It is a globular cluster about 13,000 light years away in the constellation Tucana. It is about 120 light years in diameter and is the second brightest globular cluster next to Omega Centauri, and has a bright dense core. I had to blend in 30 second exposures to get the core to resolve.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/TUCANAE47.htm

Thanks,

Bernard

 

 


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