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Description of object: M72 is located in Aquarius near the Capricornus border. In fact, it is much more closely associated with the primary asterism of Capricornus than with the primary asterism of Aquarius. The cluster is smaller and more difficult to resolve than many of its neighbors. the Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009) lies less than 3 degrees northwest of M72

Picture Information: October 1, 2003.  The image was created by adding 9 twenty-second exposures.
Moon Phase: 40%

Telescope and Camera Info.: Meade 12in. Schmidt-Cassegrain, f/10, with an Apogee AP6E CCD camera.

M72 Crop