Messier 107 (M107 or NGC 6171) is a magnitude 7.9 globular cluster in Ophiuchus. It
has an apparent diameter of 13 arc minutes and lies at approximately 21,000 light years
from Earth. It is unusual in that it has some dark obscured regions, one of which can be
seen toward the bottom of the cluster in the image.
Date: May 31 2009
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Meade LX200R-14 at f/7.9 28ll mm
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera/Filters: Apogee Alta U8300 FLI CFW-2-7 FLI Filters
Exposure: Luminance: 23x3.6 minutes binned 1x1, R:8x3.6 min G:7x3.6 min B:8x3.6 min
all binned 2x2 for a total of 2.6 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using
Maxim DL with subsequent processing using Photoshop. .
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA