This spectacular star cluster is located in the constellaton Centaurus and is about 15,800 light-years from Earth and contains several million stars. It is about 12 billion years old. The image was captured by a group from the Victoria Centre at Garry Seduns SDG obsrvatory. Processing by W J McDonald
20" f/4.1 telescope at the SDG observatory of Garry Sedun in Arizona.
TV Paracorr coma corrector and Nikon D800 camera.
Guidescope WO 80mm f/6.8 APO.
Mount - Paramount ME.
Exposures 30 x 50s frames at ISO 2500.
Processing in Images Plus and Photoshop.