Deep Sky Object in Summer
M10 (Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus)

Date & Time: Apr 16 2004, from 24:50 to 25:03 JST(+0900)
Composed 2 shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

M10 (NGC6254) / Globular Cluster, type VII
R.A.16h 57m 6.0s (2000.0)
Dec.-04° 05' 59" (2000.0)
Apparent Size8.2'
Real Size85 light yrs.
Distance16,000 light yrs.
M10 (NGC6254) is a small globular cluster found out at body of Ophiuchus. It looks like tiny explosions of star with dense core; large telescopes are needed to resolve the individual stars.
The cluster has real size of about 85 light years, and about 16 thousand light years away.



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