Deep Sky Object in Summer
NGC6638 (Globular Cluster in Sagittarius)

Date & Time: Sep 20 2014, from 20:10 to 20:25 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 3 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)

NGC6638 / Globular Cluster
R.A.18h 30m 56.2s (2000.0)
Dec.-25°29' 47" (2000.0)
Apparent Size7.3'
Real SizeN/A
NGC6638 is a compact globular cluster positioned at 40 arc minutes east of lambda Sgr. The cluster has a size of a bit larger than 7 arc minutes and a brightness of 9th magnitude. Although the cluster is not a major object in this star field, the constellation of Sagittarius has includes the center of Galaxy, uncountable globular clusters have distributed in it.



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