Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  B305  ·  NGC 6558  ·  NGC 6569  ·  PK000-06.1  ·  PK000-06.2
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NGC 6569 & 6558, 



    
        

            Kurt Zeppetello
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NGC 6569 & 6558, 



    
        

            Kurt Zeppetello
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Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion ED80 80mm f/7.5 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Imaging Cameras
Canon T3i Full Spectrum 600D
Mounts
Orion Atlas AZ/EQ Pro
Filters
Astrodon UV/IR
Accessories
Orion .8X Focal Reducer
Software
photoshop · Lightroom · StarTools · Gradient Exterminator · Astronomy Tools - PS · BackyardEOS · PHD Guiding
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Agena 50mm Guide Scope with Helical Focuser
Guiding Cameras
QHY-5-L-II-M Planatary & Autoguider

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 15, 2017
Frames:
22x60" (22') ISO1600
Integration:
22'
Darks:
6
Avg. Moon age:
20.81 days
Avg. Moon phase:
64.09%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
5.00
Temperature:
20.00

RA center: 18h12m16s.66

DEC center: -31°4847.3

Pixel scale: 1.838 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 3.142 degrees

Field radius: 1.295 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2794x1894

Locations: The Cemetery, Monroe, Connecticut, None

Data source: Backyard

Description

So why am I shooting these two obscure globular clusters (NGC 6569 & 655 when I could be imaging the final Messier Objects in my catalog? I was having go-to problems with my go-to mount during the beginning of the evening, my polar alignment app on my cellphone was not behaving properly and I though I fixed it but I don't think I did which is why my alignment was off. Once I located an object it tracked perfectly. I was looking for M69 in fact I originally thought this was it. Oh well. I did better with M19.

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NGC 6569 & 6558, 



    
        

            Kurt Zeppetello