Messier 5
Photographed by Scott Davis on May 10, 2013
From Lemoore, CA
Messier 5, also catalogued as NGC 5904, is a globular cluster located in the constellation Serpens. It sits approximately 24,500 light years from Earth and is estimated to be 13 billion years old, making it one of the oldest globular clusters in our galaxy.
Imaging Camera:
Canon EOS 60D
Imaging Scope/Lens:
Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
Celestron CGEM (Hypertuned)
Guide Scope/Camera:
Orion Shorttube 80mm w/ Starshoot Autoguider
Exposure Details:
Camera settings were ISO 800 with 40-second exposures. A total of 45 of 51 light frames and 15 dark frames were stacked to create this final composite image. Frames were captured using BackyardEOS and stacked using Deep Sky Stacker. Post processing was done in Adobe Photoshop CS6 using Scott Rosen's DSLR LLRGB processing method.

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