NGC 6752

Globulars or Open, clusters of stars can be neat viewing.
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Christopher K.
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NGC 6752

Post by Christopher K. » February 10th, 2012, 10:13 pm

Today's APOD is an nice image of the core of this cluster in Pavo.

It's about 10º WSW from Alpha Pavonis. The image, taken by Hubble, includes some of the cluster's blue stragglers. (See the "Blue Stragglers" thread). It receives two "!"s in Burnham.

The image:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120210.html

More information:
Burnham's Celestial Handbook, p. 1355.

Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: NGC 6752

Post by Christopher K. » September 8th, 2013, 2:25 pm

The 5 July APOD is an image of NGC 6752 from Damian Peach. It's the third-brightest globular in the night sky, but sadly in Pavo the Peacock. So until someone creates a telescope with an "Earth filter" we won't be seeing it from Baton Rouge.

The 5 July APOD:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130705.html

More information:
http://spider.seds.org/spider/MWGC/n6752.html

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