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    Default An open cluster (M93) and a globular cluster (M79)



    I imaged these in the wee hours just before dawn this morning using an ASI224MC/ED80T/HEQ5.

    M93 061018 18x20s cs2 st2 cs2 p.jpg
    M93: 18x20s lights, 30 darks; processed with DSS, CS2, StarTools and MS Photo (subtle spikes added for effect).
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    M79: 83x20s lights, 30 darks; processed with DSS, CS2, StarTools and MS Photo (subtle spikes added for effect).
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    Default Re: An open cluster (M93) and a globular cluster (M79)

    Nice job, David, and good for you for getting up for it, too! I find "getting up in the wee hours" harder and harder every year....

    Hope the weather continues to cooperate for you
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    Default Re: An open cluster (M93) and a globular cluster (M79)

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFatKitty View Post
    Nice job, David, and good for you for getting up for it, too! I find "getting up in the wee hours" harder and harder every year....

    Hope the weather continues to cooperate for you
    Thanks Mark. Unfortunately the rest of the weekend looks like it will be a bust weatherwise so it was worth it getting up at 3am and driving out to my imaging site. I actually enjoy early morning observing and getting to watch the sunrise. Today there was the added bonus of a lovely crescent moon with the shadowed part nicely illuminated by earthshine. I grabbed a few images that I will post once I finish processing them.
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    Default Re: An open cluster (M93) and a globular cluster (M79)

    Ah, yes, those early hours. Many times the best...

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