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Messier 72 – Globular Cluster in the Constellation Aquarius



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Tom Wildoner

Messier 72 – Globular Cluster in the Constellation Aquarius

Globular Cluster Messier 72 (M72 or NGC 6981) is a globular cluster that can be found in the constellation Aquarius. It has been estimated that this globular cluster has a combined mass equal to 168,000 times the mass of the sun!

Tech Specs: This image is composed of 32 x 15 second images at ISO 3200 with additional dark and bias frames. Meade LX90 12” telescope, Antares Focal Reducer, and Canon 6D camera. Imaging was done on September 1, 2016.

Online resources:
Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Messier_72)
SEDS (http://messier.seds.org/m/m072.html)






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