Monday, June 27, 2016

M12, Another Messier Checked Off

After imaging the Mars and the very dim globular cluster NGC 5897 the other night, I focused on the globular cluster M12. Located in constellation of Ophiuchus M12 is bright enough to be seen with a pair of binoculars and is only a mere 15.7 LY from us.

Wide Field

Close Up

Location: Happy Frog Observatory, Monroe, CT
Date/Time: 6/24/16 00:30 pm
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Backyard EOS
Telescope: Orion ED80 80mm f/7.5 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Barlow: None
Focal Length: 600mm
Mount: Orion Sirius EQ-G GoTo Telescope Mount
Autoguiding: QHY-5L-II-M attached to and Orion Short Tube 80mm
Exposure: 44 x 80 sec (59 min)
ISO: 800
Post Processing: Deep Sky Stacker, Photoshop, Lightroom

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