||47 Tuc, NGC 104, Bennett
2, Best 18,
||00 h 24 min - 72°
05' Tucana (Tuc)
||This wonderful globular cluster,
also known as 47 Tuc, is crowded with innumerable stars steadily
increasing to the dense, very bright center. The field of view is 25 x37 arcmin, equivalent to the size of the full moon.
47 Tuc rivals
Omega Centauri for the title of the most beautiful globular in the sky and
is about 16.000 lightyears away.
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Here is a wider field with
the neighbouring Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) and an older B&W
||NRGB 48:20:20:20 min @ -20°C
; all exposures unbinned, no filter on luminance
||SBIG STL-11000 with Astronomik
Type 2 RGB filterset - selfguided
||RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien
||MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma-Clip
Pre-Beta 11, Registar, Adobe
|Location - Date - Time
||San Esteban (Chile) - 02 resp.
26Nov2005 @ 04:00 resp 02:00
||Transparency 7/10, Seeing 6/10, Temperature