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Date/Location July 20, 2012 KEASA Observatory, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii
Camera and Settings SBIG ST-2000XCM CCD Camera -10°C
Telescope Stellarvue SV102 102 mm apochromatic refractor at f/6.3 (using a Televue 0.8x FF/FR)
Mount Orion Atlas
Exposure 50 minutes (5 x 10 min)
Processing CCDOpts, Images Plus 3.0, Photoshop
Other M7 (centered on left half of image) - Mag. 3.3 galactic cluster in the constellation Sagittarius. 80 arc minutes in diameter. NGC6453 (upper right hand corner of image) - Mag. 10.1 globular cluster, 20 arc minutes in diameter. Hard to distinguish the outer stars of the globular cluster from the forground Milky Way stars!
M7 & NGC 6453
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