Category: Globular Clusters

M9 & B 64

      M9  &  B64 M9 is a globular cluster in Ophiuchus lying atop of a dense and extensive dust cloud (Barnard 64). One of the nearer globular clusters to the centre of the Milky Way and 25,000 light year distance from  Earth. F.O.V.  44 x 44 min. of arc. Telescope.   10 Inch F4.0 Newtonian. Camera.   S Big ST4000 […]

Terzen 3

Terzen 3 Terzen 3 is a small, faint globular cluster in Scorpius, and is at a distance of 24,500 light years. All the 11 Terzen globular clusters were discovered during an infrared investigation of the plane of the Milky Way in 1968, and are affected by obscuring dark clouds. F O V.   25 x 25 minutes […]

NGC 1851

NGC 1851 NGC 1851 is a globular cluster in Columba at a distance of 40,000 light years. Cropped to 86% off field of view. Telescope.  16 inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big ST 4000  XCM OSC CCD. Exposure and Date.  14 x 300 sec.  Dec 2016. Location.  (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.

NGC 362

NGC 362 NGC 362 is a brilliant globular cluster located on the North East border of the Small Magellanic Cloud in Tucana at a distance of 27,000 light years. NGC 362 was compared  to simular globular cluster NGC 288 and was found that NGC 362  was about 3 billion years younger. Telescope.  16 Inch F 4.5 […]

NGC 288

NGC 288 NGC 288 is a not very concentrated and well resolved globular cluster in Sculptor at 30,000 LY distance. NGC 288 is close and with in 2 degrees of the large, bright galaxy NGC 253. Telescope.  16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian. Camera.  S Big ST 4000  XCM  OSC CCD. Exposure and Date.  12 x […]