Sunday, May 13, 2018

imaged M80 (Halifax)

The Burke-Gaffney Observatory imaged Messier 80. I logged viewing this globular cluster in Scorpius back in August 2008. A Messier that I have only viewed once...

globular cluster Messier 80 in luminance

Luminance only, 8 seconds subexposures, 20 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, GIMP. North is up; east is left. Shot three times the duration for the RGB.

The intense centre is round giving a strong feeling of a sphere. But there are bright outlier stars going off in particular directions. A couple of arcs and swoops with some strands or strings of stars. Pretty.


Wikipedia link: Messier 80.

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