Derby and District Astronomical Society

Messier 5 (NGC 5904)

Globular Cluster in Serpens      RA 15h 18m 33s  Dec +02° 04m 52s


This image of M5 was captured by Mike Lancaster on the 22nd July 2021. It is comprised of a stack 4x2 minute and 1x3 minute exposures taken with a Mallincam Universe camera attached to a 10-inch Meade ACF SCT on an EQ-8 mount. A 0.5x Mallincam focal reducer was also used. The camera was set to a gain of 16dB, a gamma of -20, a contrast of 0, noise reduction on, and full resolution. No guiding, flats or dark frames were used. Stacking and processing was done in Nebulosity 3.3 and Photoshop Elements 2020.   Image © Mike Lancaster.


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