Astronomy and Astrophotography by Michael Booth. I live in the north of Tasmania, Australia and in the breaks between the cloudy days and nights I sometimes get out to indulge my passion recording the sights in the night sky.
Globular and Open Star Clusters and a Nebula
Globular Cluster NGC 6397 7500 light years distant, Bright star(bottom left) Pi Arae146 light years distant.
Tarantula Nebula NGC2070 160,000 light years distant in Large Magellanic Cloud outside Milky Way.
Open Star Cluster (Bottom Left) IC4651, 2900 light years distant, Small Globular Cluster NGC6352(bottom Right) 18000 light years distant, Bright Star Alpha Arae (Top Left) 267 light years distant.
Globular (Caccciatore)Cluster NGC6541 24000, light years distant. Three bright stars nearby to the right are all within 1000 light years distant. Brightest is HIP 88726A et.al. (double star) and Small Red Star below and centre is V712 CrA et.al. is a pulsating variable star.