M92 Globular cluster in the constellation Hercules


Messier 92 (also known as M92 or NGC 6341) is a globular cluster in the constellation Hercules. It was discovered by Johann Bode in 1777 and independently rediscovered by Charles Messier on March 18, 1781. M92 is at a distance of about 26,000 light-years away from Earth.

Imaging Data

Date: 9-5-2010

Location : Sudbury, Massachusetts

Optics : William Optic ZenithStar 66mm Semi-Apo Refractor F/5.9

Filter(s) : None

Mount : Piggyback Meade LX-200 on ATS Pier

Autoguiding : None

Camera : Canon EOS 1000D Astro-modified

Exposure info : 5 x 60 second Exposures @ISO 800

Total Exposure : 5 minutes