The Messier Ten Minute Challenge

M28 - Globular Cluster in Sagittarius

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This image was created by median combining 7 x 90 second unfiltered images taken with a Takahashi Epsilon 250 with SBIG ST-8XE CCD. The image has been cut down to be 15 x 15 arc minutes in size.

M28 (NGC 6626) is yet another globular cluster in the constellation of Sagittarius. About 18,000 light years away M28 has a diameter of 60 light years - considerably smaller than the more impressive neighbour M22.

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In collaboration with the Remote Astronomical Society Observatory

Martin Nicholson - Daventry, United Kingdom.

This page was last updated on April 15th 2009.