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Globular Cluster
M107 | Messier 107 | NGC 6171
This very loose (Class X) globular cluster contains about 100,000 stars. It also has dark obscured regions, which is unusual for globular clusters. It's about 80 light years in diameter.

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15 Aug 2015

Night of:Saturday August 15, 2015
Site:Palomar Mountain
Local Time:10:30 PM | Aug 15, 2015
RA:16h 32m 32s
Declination:-13d 03' 14"
Distance:20,900 light years
Magnitude:+8.9 mV
Camera Settings:
Camera:Celestron NightScape + f/6.3 Reducer
Pixel Scale:0.73 arcsec
Image Size:1639 x 1308 pixels (2.1 MP)
19.9' x 15.9'
Exposure:20 sec
Stacked Frames:15
Total Integration:5 minutes
Shot Info:unbinned
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