Globular Clusters Galore by Bill Patterson
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Date Taken: March 19 - 21, 2004              Location:  Pine Mountain Club, CA
Equipment:  Takahashi FS152 telescope & SBIG ST10XME CCD camera
A three day weekend ,a new moon and a great chance to break in the new scope.  All images are RGB combinations of 4 minute subexposures (unbinned).  I used a Takahashi TOA focal reducer (f5.7) for the first time.  It yields a fast system and a image scale of 1.6 arc seconds per pixel.  The Tak EM200 handled the large scope well.  I got these GC images and a few galaxies as well.  It was lots of fun and I'm starting to like this scope!
M4 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius
Magnitude 5.9       Size - 26.3'
RGB = 12/12/16 minutes
M5- Globular Cluster in Serpens
Magnitude 5.8       Size - 17.4'
RGB = 28/28/28 minutes
M13- Globular Cluster in Hercules
Magnitude 5.9       Size - 16.6'
RGB = 32/32/32 minutes
M56- Globular Cluster in Lyra
Magnitude 8.3       Size - 7.1'
RGB = 28/28/28 minutes
M92- Globular Cluster in Hercules
Magnitude 6.5       Size - 11.2'
RGB = 28/28/28 minutes