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Photographer:

Steve Pastor

Email:

astro3d@pvtnetworks.net

Location of Photo:

Mayhill, New Mexico

Date/Time of photo:

15 Junes 2016

Equipment:

RCOS f/9 telescope operating at f/5.95 (Astro-Physics CCDT67 reducer) and a SBIG STF8300c camera mounted on a Paramount ME.

Description:

The globular cluster Messier 56 is found in the part of Milky Way that runs through the constellation Lyra. Admiral Smyth describes M 56 as “a globular cluster in a splendid field” in his “A Cycle of Celestial Objects” (2nd Ed, 1881). Exposure was a total of 1 hr 40 min (5 x 20 min lights @ -15 degrees C; 40 darks; 128 flats; 128 bias). Calibrated, registered, integrated, and processed in PixInsight 1.8.4.1195 Ripley (x64).

Website:

For a larger image see: http://astronomersgroup.org/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=403&fullsize=1

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