NGC 4372

Located in the direction of Musca not far from the Dark Doodad, which can be seen to the lower left. It lies about 19,000 ly, has a mass of around 4.3x105 solar masses and is classified as XII (almost no concentration towards the centre) on the Shapley-Sawyer globular cluster concentration scale (1927).

 

Camera: SBIG STL11000M, Astrodon filters Scope: Takahashi TOA-130, f=1000mm, f7.7, fov ~1.0 x 0.7
Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma 2 Guiding: external, E-finder
Filters/Exposures: R:G:B = 16:16:1648m Location: ASV's LMDSS, Lady's Pass, Victoria, Australia
Date: June 2016 Processing: CCDStack2, RegiStar and Photoshop CS5