Messier 73

55. Messier 73


Messier 73  RA: 20h 59.0'  Dec: -12 38'   Aquarius (Aqr)

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Messier 73 (M73, also known as NGC 6994) is an asterism of four stars in the constellation of Aquarius. An asterism is composed of physically unconnected stars that appear close to each other in the sky as seen from Earth.
 

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Location Burlington IN
Date Sept 27 2013
Optics Astro-Tech AT8IN
Filters Baader MPCC
Mount Celestron CGE
Camera Canon/Hutech 500DH
ISO 800
Subexposures 2
Exposure Length 30
Guider Baby-guider
 

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