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M92 - Ancient Globular

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About this observation
Observer
Dean Ashton
Time of observation
02/06/2017 - 23:00
Object
M92
Observing location
St Austell, Cornwall UK
Equipment
Celestron 235mm EdgeHD
CGEM Mount
Celestron Nightscape 10100 CCD
Loadstarx2 Guide camera with off axis guiding
Exposure
20x300sec f/10
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M92 is actually an intrinsically brighter cluster than M13 but because of its greater distance from us, 26 light years, it appears smaller.  M92 is also remarkable for being the oldest globular cluster in our Milky Way, at 14.2 billion years, roughly the age of the universe.  M92 is around 110 light years across.

Weather: 13oC. 83% Humidity, pressure 997mb

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Jeremy's picture

Congrats on getting Picture of the Week, Dean!

Jeremy

Dean Ashton's picture

Thank you Jeremy.

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