M-62 (NGC-6266)

M-62 (NGC-6266)

M-62 (NGC-6266) A bright globular star cluster located in the constellation of Ophiuchus, just southeast of the star Antares (Alpha Scorpii). It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1771, and added to his catalog as number 62. M-62 lies 22,000 light years from Earth and is 100 light years in diameter.
This image, acquired on July 31, 2014, is a 30 minute integration of 3 minute exposures through the Celestron C-11 at f/2, using the HyperStar III imaging system and the Starlight Express SXVR-H694C color CCD camera, operating at -10 degrees below ambient temperature and binned 1 X 1. Guided, captured and combined using Maxim DL5 Pro. Post processed using PhotoShop CS2, Gradient XTerminator, StarShrink, Carboni's Astro Tools and NoiseWare.