Sunday, 17 April 2016

N6752, Dun295: Stellar explosion.


Another Dunlop discovery, this bright rich globular 'hides out in the deep south' in Pavo. Relatively unknown, it's 20'dia. with a halo of unresolved stars and an 'explosion' of bright ones 'bursting' from the tight central core: an amazing sight in 'scopes big and small! Fifth brightest in Skiff's list, its almost straight star-chains seem frozen at the moment of detonation. This effect is not seen well in photos that over-expose core details. The blue star in SW is a nice bonus.

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