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Messier 68; How low can you go?, 



    
        

            David Redwine

Messier 68; How low can you go?

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Messier 68; How low can you go?, 



    
        

            David Redwine

Messier 68; How low can you go?

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 8" EdgeHD  ·  CELESTRON EdgeHD 800

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600 MM Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX-L

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron RACI

Guiding cameras: Zwo ASI 120 MM-S

Focal reducers: Celestron Edge HD 800 f/0.7

Software: Celestron CPWI  ·  Topaz Labs DeNoise AI  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  Adobe Photoshop Version: 21.1.3  ·  PixInsight  ·  Software Bisque The SkyX Serious  ·  APT

Filters: ZWO 1.25" L  ·  Zwo Green 1.25"  ·  Zwo Blue 1.25"  ·  ZWO Red 1.25"

Accessory: Zwo 8 position 1.25" Filter wheel  ·  Skyshed POD


Dates:March 6, 2021

Frames: 24x30"

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 45.18%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4290718


Resolution: 3434x2615

Locations: Bluff Creek Observatory, Coleman, MI, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Still working on my Messier list. Last year I had to skip this cluster due to a very large Maple tree that was in the way. I finally cut the tree down late last Spring. The Maple was in the middle of a Hawthorn thicket, it took me over a week clear the area and get to the base of the Maple, so I literally bled a little to get this one.

LRGB

L 9x30
R 5x30
G 5x30
B 5x30

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