Globular Star Cluster M-62 ( NGC 6266)


Globular Cluster, M-62

This image was taken with an SBIG ST-6 CCD camera and Kopernik's Optical Guidance Systems 20 inch Ritchey Chretien Cassegrain. The 5 minute exposure was made with a custom-made focal reducing lens, which cuts the scope down to F/4.9. The field of view is about 9x12 arc minutes and the resolution is about 2.3 arc seconds per pixel.


Description of M-62 in The Deep Sky Field Guide to Uranometria 2000:


Quote from The Burnham's Celestial Handbook: