Antilhue - Chile

NGC 2808 in Carina
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Image Data

Designation NGC 2808,  Bennett 41
Object type Globular cluster
Coordinates 09 h 12 min    - 64° 52'   (Car)
Description Beautiful NGC 2808 is a fine example of a symmetrical and strongly compressed globular cluster.  Resolvable in a 6" telescope, it is another of Dreyer's remarkable objects: he described it as very large (14'), extremely rich, and gradually reaching an extremely condensed status in the middle, it contains stars at mags 13-15.

Click on the image for a higher resolution version.  The field of view is  37 x 25 arcminutes with north towards the bottom.

Exposure LRGB 40:12:12:12 min @ -20°C ;  all exposures 4 min unbinned
Camera SBIG STL-11000 with Astronomik Type 2 filterset  -  selfguided
Optics RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien @ f/9 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Registar, CCDSharp, PixInsight V.1, Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 09Apr2005 @ 02:30 UTC
Conditions Transparency 8,  Seeing 8, Temperature  + 9°C