This spectacular globular star cluster is located in the constellation Centaurus and is about 15,800 light-years from Earth and contains several million stars. It is about 12 billion years old.
Evening of 2011-04-01 at the Painted Pony resort, Rodeo NM during a star party sponsored by All-Star Telescope.
Astrotrack mounted Orion 80mm APO with 0.8x reducer/flattener to give f/4.8 and a modified Canon T1i camera.
Exposure 20-58s lights at ISO 3200 with darks to match.
Processing in Images Plus and Photoshop.