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M3, 



    
        

            David Dearden

M3

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade 4501

Imaging cameras: Meade DSI II C

Mounts: CG5

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80 f/5

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI

Focal reducers: Antares 0.5x Reducer

Software: photoshop  ·  AstroPlanner  ·  Nebulosity

Accessory: HB Home-built TEC1-12706 cooler


Dates:May 5, 2012

Frames: 47x120" (1h 34')

Integration: 1h 34'

Avg. Moon age: 13.99 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.33%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 278350


Resolution: 762x635

Locations: Mapleton Lateral Observatory, Mapleton, Utah, United States

Description

I thought I could image M3 because it is bright, despite the full moon. I did, but there were terrible sky glow gradients due to the full moon that I had to take out in processing, which somewhat messed this image up.

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