Astronomy and astrophotography for the love of the sky and its Creator, by Val Ricks. For a better view, toggle F11 and turn off the lights.
April 9, 2017
NGC 6229 (March 30, 2017)
This globular cluster in the constellation Hercules shines from outside our galaxy, though it is still gravitationally bound to the Milky Way. NGC 6229 is almost 100,000 light years away! That is about twice as far as NGC 5466. This image is 9x480" with the SXVF-H9 through CFF 290 Classical Cassegrain at f/7.93.