M56 was discovered by Charles Messier
in 1779. It is 33,000 light years away and spans approximately 85
light years. It is not particularly dense in comparison to other
||Modified Canon T4i (650D);
ISO 800; Raw capture
|| iOptron CEM60
||QHY 5-II-M on 60mm guide
||14 @ 5 min.
were focused using Live View. They were aquired, aligned, and combined
in ImagesPlus. The composite image was adjusted and cropped in Photoshop.
Noise was reduced using Topaz DeNoise.
||Taken from my backyard
observatory in southeastern Minnesota on 6/14/21.
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