NGC 6752

Globulars or Open, clusters of stars can be neat viewing.
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Christopher K.
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NGC 6752

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Today's APOD is an nice image of the core of this cluster in Pavo.

It's about 10º WSW from Alpha Pavonis. The image, taken by Hubble, includes some of the cluster's blue stragglers. (See the "Blue Stragglers" thread). It receives two "!"s in Burnham.

The image:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120210.html

More information:
Burnham's Celestial Handbook, p. 1355.

Christopher K.
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Re: NGC 6752

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The 5 July APOD is an image of NGC 6752 from Damian Peach. It's the third-brightest globular in the night sky, but sadly in Pavo the Peacock. So until someone creates a telescope with an "Earth filter" we won't be seeing it from Baton Rouge.

The 5 July APOD:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130705.html

More information:
http://spider.seds.org/spider/MWGC/n6752.html

Christopher K.
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Re: NGC 6752

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Here's yet another view...
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200123.html

Clusters are magnificent. The Pleiades, the Hyades, the Coma Berenices, the Beehive--all are available during regular public hours at HRPO. Hopefully, those regular hours will return sooner than later.

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