discovered by Charles Messier in 1764. It is 2,150 light years away
and is considered to be a relatively old cluster. It it estimated
to be 220-300 million years old.
Sky-Watcher 100ED refractor
||Modified Canon T4i (650D);
ISO 800; Raw capture
|| Orion Sirius
||SSAG on 50mm StellarVue
||6 @ 3minutes
were focused using Live View. They were converted to tiff files in
Canon Digital Photo Professional before being aligned and combined
in ImagesPlus. The composite was adjusted in Photoshop. Noise was
reduced using Topaz DeNoise.
||Taken at Northwoods Starfest
(Beaver Creek Reserve) on 8/15/15.
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