Saturday, June 25, 2016

Mars with NGC 5897

For the last few nights Mars has been very close to the globular cluster NGC 5897 in the constellation of Libra. It is 46,000 light years from us and is dim compared to other globular clusters but I thought I would try to get both in one shot.

Mars is plenty bright but you need a telescope to see NGC 5897 which is on the right side of the image.

Mars and NGC 5897
Location: Happy Frog Observatory, Monroe, CT
Date/Time: 6/23/16 11:00 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: 36 x 80 sec (48 min)
ISO: 800
Post Processing: Deep Sky Stacker, Photoshop, Lightroom

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