47 Tucanae: This deep exposure of in total 2 hours reveals the complete 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



Object 47 Tucanae
Category Globular Clusters
Designation NGC 0104
Constellation Tucana
Optics TMB 130 f/6 with Field Flattener
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 12x 10min IDAS LPS filter. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration No
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and Skywatcher ED80 as Guide Scope, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 25 Dec 2008
 
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