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47 Tucanae: This exposure taken with the TMB 130 f/6 reveals the splendor of this phantastic Globular Cluster. Several million suns shine in an astronomically small space of only 120 LY across, bound by their gravitation. NGC 104, as it is also called, is in a distance of about 12000 LY.

Here is a picture with a 20" telescope.



Object 47 Tucanae-5 inch
Category Globular Clusters
Designation NGC 0104
Constellation Tucana
Optics TMB 130 f/6 with Field Flattener
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 6 x 5min, 3 x 5min each Baader LRGB filter set. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding Selfguiding, Maxim DL as aquisition software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 12+14 Nov 2010
 
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