Antilhue - Chile

NGC 1261 in Horologium
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Image Data

Designation NGC 1261,  Bennett 11,  Caldwell 87
Object type Globular cluster
Coordinates 03h 12 min    - 55° 13'   Horologium  (Hor)

This well-condensed globular cluster lies in a fine field and is made up of mostly very faint stars.  Dreyer describes it as bright (mag  8.4), large (6.9'), round and very resolvable (in a 12" telescope).

Click here or on the image to see NGC 362  in higher resolution.  The field of view is  37 x 25 arc minutes.  North is towards the upper left (315°).

Exposure NRGB 50:20:20:20 min @ -20°C ;  all exposures unbinned, no filter on luminance
Camera SBIG STL-11000 with Astronomik Type 2 filterset  -  selfguided
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien @ f/9 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD,  Registar,  Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 21Aug2006 @ 09:30 UTC
Conditions Transparency 6/10,  Seeing 8/10, Temperature  14 °C