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Contains:  M 5, NGC 5904, The star 5Ser
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Globular Cluster M5, 



    
        

            Frank Kane
Globular Cluster M5
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Globular Cluster M5

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Dates:April 30, 2019

Frames: 138x60"

Integration: 2.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.68%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2670261

RA center: 15h 18' 47"

DEC center: +1° 59' 34"

Pixel scale: 1.115 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 263.385 degrees

Field radius: 0.409 degrees


Resolution: 2046x1674

Locations: My Driveway, Winter Springs, FL, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Globular cluster M5 - I know there's a whole science to processing globular clusters, but I basically ignored it all. People like doing HDR tricks to pull out more individual stars from their cores, but to me this looks unnatural. There really are tons of stars in there, and they really are bright. Why not preserve its natural appearance?

I actually ended up de-saturating the image a bit because I thought the stars were too colorful! The only really heavy-handed thing I did was the fake star spikes on the bright star in the corner.

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Frank Kane
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    Globular Cluster M5, 



    
        

            Frank Kane
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Description: Eliminated star spike effect in the core of the cluster.

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Globular Cluster M5, 



    
        

            Frank Kane