Globular Cluster M22
Photographed by Scott Davis on August 10, 2013
From Ahwahnee Hills Observatory
 
Description:
Messier 22, also catalogued as NGC6656, is a bright elliptical globular cluster in the constellation Sagittarius. It lies at a distance of approximately 10,600 light years from Earth.
 
Imaging Camera:
Canon EOS 60D
 
Imaging Scope/Lens:
Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
 
Mount/Tripod:
Celestron CGEM (Hypertuned)
 
Guide Scope/Camera:
Orion Shorttube 80mm w/ Starshoot Autoguider
 
Exposure Details:
Camera settings were ISO 800 with 45-second exposures. A total of 36 light frames, 15 dark frames, and 40 each of flat, dark flat, and bias frames were stacked to create this image. Total integration time is 27 minutes.

 
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