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M12 / Astronomy Magazine online Picture of the Day
« on: 2015 June 04 13:35:43 »
This image is today's Astronomy Magazine online Picture of the Day and is sort of an early birthday present (my birthday is tomorrow).  I imaged this pretty globular cluster, M12, on June 4 and 5th 2014.  My birthday was june 5th, and the universe gave me a present in this image: in addition to the main object, there are some faint galaxies on the field. Coolest are the two in the halo around the 7:30 position.  Another obvioius one is in the upper right.   This globular seems less concentrated than M14 which I imaged last week.  Like most globular clusters, star colours in this image range very blue (the hottest stars) to red (the coolest).  There are more than 150 of these objects forming part of the Milky Way galaxy, and other galaxies also have them.

http://astrodoc.ca/m12-globular-cluster/

Clear skies,
Ron
Clear skies,
Ron