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Globular Cluster Messier 107


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About this observation
Geof Lewis
Time of observation
05/05/2020 - 01:00
Messier 107
Observing location
Norfolk, UK
C14 XLT scope
Optec x0.67 Telecompressor Lens
Astronomic LRGB filters
QSI583wsg-5 camera
RGB=10x120s each; L=20x120s

With all the excellent Mars images around at the moment it is probably a good time to feature something a bit different.  We haven't had a globular cluster for some time so here is a fine example of one taken by Geof Lewis.

Messier 107 is also known as NGC 6171. It is a very loose globular cluster in the constellation Ophiuchus, and is the last globular cluster in the Messier Catalogue. It was discovered by Pierre M├ęchain in April 1782, then independently by William Herschel in 1793. 

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