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Messier 92 (also known as M92, M 92, or NGC 6341) is a globular cluster of stars in the northern constellation of Hercules. It was discovered by Johann Elert Bode in 1777, then published in the Jahrbuch during 1779.[8] The cluster was independently rediscovered by Charles Messier on March 18, 1781 and added as the 92nd entry in his catalogue. M92 is at a distance of about 26,700 light-years away from Earth. M92 is one of the brighter globular clusters in the northern hemisphere, but it is often overlooked by amateur astronomers because of its proximity to the even more spectacular Messier 13. It is visible to the naked eye under very good conditions.

Object Information

Name M 92
Type Globular Cluster
Constellation Hercules
Catalogue NGC 6341

Acquisition / Processing

Exposure L -20 x 300 sec Bin1
RGB -10 x 300 sec each Bin 1

Total 4.2 Hr
Telescope AP 160 EDF - FF
Camera SBIG STT-8300
Camera Temp -35ÂșC
Guiding SG4 - AP 105 EDF
Mount AP 1100 GTO
Filters Astrodon LRGB
Processing PixInsight
Location San Pedro Creek
Date July 25, 2017

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