M68 (also known as Messier 68 or NGC 4590) is a globular cluster located approximately 33,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Hydra 'The snake.'  It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1780.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_68

 

ABOUT THE IMAGE

DATE/TIME:  The evening and early morning of May 1st and 2nd 2013.

CAMERA:  Canon XSI, 450Da

TELESCOPE:  Celestron C9.25 SCT @ F/6.3

MOUNT:  Celestron CGE Pro

ISO SETTING:  800

EXPOSURES:  34

EXPOSURE LENGTH:  200sec.

TOTAL EXPOSURE LENGTH:  1hrs, 53min, 20sec.

SUBTRACTIONS:  16 darkframes, 20flat frames, 16darkflat frames, 10 bias frames

CAPTURE SOFTWARE:  MaximDL

STACKING SOFTWARE:  Deep Sky Stacker

PROCESSING:  Photoshop CS3

 

 

 

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