NGC 6541 in the constellation Corona Australis (the Southern Crown)

The globular cluster NGC 6541 is mostly overshadowed by the nearby reflection nebula area around NGC 6726. But with its beautiful mix of hot "blue stragglers" and red giant stars, this easily resolved cluster is another gem in this small constellation.

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Optics: Planewave CDK 12.5 with Televue 0.8x reducer
Aperture: 318 mm
Focal Length: 2030 mm
Camera: QHY163M
Exposure: R:G:B 6:6:6 x 300 s
Location: Chamaeleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia
Processing: Nebulosity, StarTools, Starnet++, Photoshop
Diameter:60 light years
Distance:24,500 light years
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