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M92, The Great Hercules Cluster

Uploaded by: Raginar

Monday February 10, 2014

Rapid City, SD (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: M92. Only 1.5 Hours of data in RGB. M92 is a globular cluster located in the constellation Hercules. These massive constructions are home to millions of older stars. This particular object is roughly 26,700 light years from Earth. One of the interesting characteristics of globular clusters is the lack of heavy elements beyond Hydrogen and Helium. Details here: http://astrob.in/78117/0/

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2. Raginar
3:42 AM GMT on February 14, 2014
Quoting KSMc:
This is an amazing image. Thanks for sharing it with us.


Thanks! I like globular clusters because there isn't any funny business involved.. you either have good data or you don't.
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1. KSMc
2:59 AM GMT on February 14, 2014
This is an amazing image. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Amateur Astronomer. All pictures are taken from my observatory on the edge of Rapid City.

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