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M56 in Lyra


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About this observation
Graham Winstanley
Time of observation
15/08/2017 - 23:30
Observing location
Bassingham, Lincolnshire
Skywatcher ED80
Pier mounted EQ6
QHY IMG2PRO at -20 deg
Baader filters RGB
R 29x 60s; G 21 x 60s; B 19 x 60s
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 The data was not great as the exposures were unguided and have only just completed processing. The guide camera was in use to try capturing some bright Perseids (13 Aug R/G and 15 August B). Many subs were lost due to trailed stars or cloud - should have been 30 per filter. Don't look too close as the stars are not as round as they should be. M56 is not imaged so often, probably due to its small apparent size compared to M13 and some others.

Processing in Pixinsight.

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