M4, NGC6144 Globular Clusters in Scorpius

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Constellation: Scorpius - The Scorpion
Type: Globular Cluster
Position: RA:16h 24m 12s
Magnitude: 5.4
Exposure: Taken 4/19/09 at the Texas Star Party
8 X 600 sec
Processing: Images were captured in Nebulosity
Basic calibration (flats, darks) and DDP in Imagesplus 3.75
Final processing in Photoshop, Noise Ninja
Equipment: Orion Starshoot Pro CCD Camera
Orion 80ED  f/7.5 refractor w/Televue .85 reducer/corrector
Losmandy G11 Gemini mount
Orion Starshoot Autoguider
Home made 8X50 finder used as a guidescope
Notes: The globular cluster above and to the right of M4 is NGC6144.
This colorful region is near the bright star Antares and is part of the Rho Ophiuchus nebula complex

Locator Chart

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