||M 80, NGC 6093, Bennett
||16 h 17 min -
22° 59' Scorpius (Sco)
||Messier 80 lies in a beautiful
field with contrasting stars, about 4.5° NW of Antares (Alpha Scorpii).
Sometimes called "a poor cousin to M 4", it is quite different,
being far more condensed and less reddened. It shines at mag 7.2 and
extends 8 arc minutes.
Click on the image for a higher resolution
version. The field of view is 37 x 25 arcminutes with north
towards the lower right.
||NRGB 48:20:20:20 min @ -20°C
; all exposures unbinned, no filter on luminance
||SBIG STL-11000 with Astronomik
Type 2 RGB filterset - selfguided
||RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien
||MaxIm DL/CCD, Adobe
|Location - Date - Time
||San Esteban (Chile) - 24Apr2006 @
||Transparency 8/10, Seeing 6/10, Temperature