1st attempt at m5 cluster

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1st attempt at m5 cluster

Postby andrewscomputers » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:39 pm

Hi all please see an image of M5 globular cluster.Hope you enjoy.
Thanks
Andy
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Re: 1st attempt at m5 cluster

Postby Aratus » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:18 pm

In many ways M5 is M13's twin, although it doesn't get anything like as high in the sky. I've observed it many times, but never imaged it! By the time it gets high enough to get a good view of it in the evening sky, the sky is not very dark! By the time the sky gets darker again - it low down in the west. :(
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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Re: 1st attempt at m5 cluster

Postby andrewscomputers » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:39 pm

Hi Aratus thanks,I thought I had a got at imaging as I found it a few nights before with my goto as it was in the south of my sky and could get an image of it even with the moon at a quarter phase.
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Andy
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Re: 1st attempt at m5 cluster

Postby Aratus » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:26 pm

Sometimes it is worth trying something even if the received wisdom tells you it's not a good ideas. Last year Mars was very low down, and the seeing was hopeless. I tried imaging it on many occasions although a lot of people said it wasn't worth it. In fact I got a super-steady sky for just 20 minutes one night, and got the best image of Mars I've ever managed. Perhaps I'll have a go at M5 !
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Re: 1st attempt at m5 cluster

Postby andrewscomputers » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:44 pm

Hi Aratus I didn't think I would get the image but my camera picked the cluster quite well and managed to focus with the autofocuser by adjusting it slowly so my laptop could catch up.I always like to try something different and also had the tracking enabled on the goto.
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Andy
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