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Observation by Geof Lewis: Globular Cluster Messier 107

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Paul Downing, FRAS

Observer

Geof Lewis

Observed

2020 May 05 - 00:00

Uploaded

2020 Oct 11 - 08:54

Objects

M107

Equipment
  • C14 XLT scope
  • Optec x0.67 Telecompressor Lens
  • Astronomic LRGB filters
  • QSI583wsg-5 camera
Exposure

RGB=10x120s each; L=20x120s

Location

Norfolk, UK

Target name

Messier 107

Title

Globular Cluster Messier 107

About this image

With all the excellent Mars images around at the moment it is probably a good time to feature something a bit different.  We haven't had a globular cluster for some time so here is a fine example of one taken by Geof Lewis.

Messier 107 is also known as NGC 6171. It is a very loose globular cluster in the constellation Ophiuchus, and is the last globular cluster in the Messier Catalogue. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in April 1782, then independently by William Herschel in 1793. 

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