Deep Sky Object in Summer
NGC6401 (Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus)
|Date & Time: ||May 2 2014, from 25:44 to 25:56 JST(+0900)
|Composed 4 shots with 4 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
|with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter|
|Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
|Digital Camera: ||Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)|
NGC6401 is a small globular cluster positioned at eastern edge of Ophiuchus with a lower stellar density.
You can find the cluster out at about 8 degrees west of the Lagoon Nebula (M8).
This field contains several dark nebulae in the Milky Way, this image has captured a small one of B272 at just north of the cluster.
|NGC6401 / Globular cluster, type VIII|
|R.A.||17h 38m 36.9s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-23°54' 32" (2000.0)|
|Real Size||34 light yrs.|
|Distance||24,500 light yrs.|