Observing Report 3rd-4th May 2011 (A Cluster and a Ring)

Posted by @ 11:24 pm on Thursday 5th May, 2011.

I'll spare you the usual details, suffice to say that it was a warmish night, nice and clear and with a light breeze so I was out with the baby R-C scope looking at more Messier Objects. It was a late start and a short session, as from 4 a.m. onwards it was too light to take pics.

As before, I'll let the results do the talking:

M10 (aka NGC 6254), a globular cluster in the constellation Ophiuchus.
Subs: 7 light @ 300s, darks and bias frames, ISO400.
1000D on the 6" R-C, guided with PHD.

 M57 (aka NGC 6720, The Ring Nebula), a planetary nebula in the constellation Lyra.
Subs: 16 light @ 300s, dark and bias frames, ISO400.
1000D on the 6" R-C with 2x PowerMate, guided with PHD.


M57 really needs a lot more data, I'll try to get more next time out.

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2 Responses to “Observing Report 3rd-4th May 2011 (A Cluster and a Ring)”

  1. Fraser says:

    Superb work. I've decided that I'm not going to get into Astrophotography just yet. I'm saving it as something to look forward to a few years down the line. Visual only for now, and we'll be learning the sky as we go. I'm slowly working though the Messier list. Saw M3 the other night, which your first shot reminds me of.

  2. BG! says:

    Thanks for your appreciation, Fraser. M3 is a fine sight, one of many globular clusters to be seen this month.

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