Description: M92 is a splendid object, visible to
the naked eye under very good conditions and a showpiece for every optics.
It is only slightly less bright but about 1/3 less extended than
M13: its 11.2 arcminute angular extension corresponds to a true diameter of 85 light
years, and may have a mass of up to 330,000 suns.
Credit: Daniel Bramich (ING) and Nik Szymanek.
Telescope: 1.0m Jacobus Kapteyn.
Instrument: CCD Camera.
Filters and exposure times: This image was achieved by combining
100-s exposures in B, V and R filters.
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