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Object Type: Globular Cluster (Class IV)
Constellation: Hercules
Magnitude: 6.4
Size: 14'

Despite being one of the dozen or so best globular clusters in the sky, M92 is somewhat overlooked because of its spectacular neighbor, M13.  M92 is 26,700 light-years from our solar system.

Equipment: Meade 14" LX200R/STL-11000M/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/9.5
Exposures: LRGB: L 10 x 6 minutes, binned 2x2: R 10 x 6 minutes: G 10 x 6 minutes: B 10 x 6 minutes: RGB binned 3x3
Date: May 30 and June 28, 2008
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes: I
ndividual exposures were obtained using CCDAutoPilot2 and then sigma combined. The RGB image was created in Registar 1.0. Russell Croman's GradientXTerminator plug-in for Photoshop was used to remove mild gradients.

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