Image taken Clayton Bay, South Australia

Equipment - Takahashi TSA102S, reducer with QSI683WSG - 8

Guiding - Star Shoot Autoguider off axis with Paramount PME mount.

LRGB 80 35 30 30

Darks, flats and biases applied

Processed in CCD stack and Photoshop CS3

Object -This is the largest visible globular cluster in the night sky. It can even been seen from a few mainland cities. It lies in the constellation of Centaurus at a distance of nearly 16000 light years.