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M5 Globular Cluster - EdgeHD 9.25 - ASI1600MM - Paramount MyT, 





    
        

            Rowland Archer

M5 Globular Cluster - EdgeHD 9.25 - ASI1600MM - Paramount MyT

Technical card

Resolution: 3830x2878

Dates:May 9, 2018June 15, 2018June 16, 2018June 17, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 97x60" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Tru-Balance [Lum]: 663x30" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 67x60" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 53x60" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 9.1 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 8.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 17.49%

Astrometry.net job: 2121210

Locations: Home Observatory, Wake Forest, NC, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is the first image processed from data obtained from my EdgeHD 9.25" after switch over to it in April. Cloudy skies and various issues with guiding, tracking and flats made this take a while. The setup is working OK now so looking forward to continual improvements. Stacking was done with AstroPixelProcessor 1.61, which has multi-session and multi-filter processing and I think did a nice job blending together some images that were off-center. Postprocessing with PixInsight and a touchup with Russell Crowman's StarShrink filter. I like the blue and gold contrasting star colors and the degree of detail in the nucleus of the cluster. I'd like to improve on focusing, could be a bit sharper to my eyes.

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Vassar1976
Rowland Archer
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