And now for something (not) completely different: M56

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dx_ron
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And now for something (not) completely different: M56

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Only 105 minutes total. If I keep having clear skies near full moons I might add to this.
With my small sensor I do not have the FoV to include M56's possible companion (NGC 5053), so just a boring photo with the glob centered in the frame. Most of the Astrobin images I looked at reduced the star field, but I left it alone and did not visit the Shrink module. I also skipped HDR this time, given the much smaller apparent size, compared to M3 and M13.

RC6 @993mm, QHY183C. 210 x 30s at gain 5 (that's 50 to you ZWOers).
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I was surprised when I got to the Color module. Normally I wind up reducing green quite a lot, around 1.9. But there was very little 'excess' green in this image. That makes me wonder - it's the same sensor. Shouldn't the color balance be generally similar image to image?
decay
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Re: And now for something (not) completely different: M56

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Hmm ...

completely different or not - but maybe it weighs 16 tons? ;)
dx_ron wrote: Tue May 31, 2022 5:09 pm Most of the Astrobin images I looked at reduced the star field, but I left it alone and did not visit the Shrink module.
I like wide star fields, it emphasizes the vastness of space - at least for me :)

Best regards, Dietmar.
dx_ron
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Re: And now for something (not) completely different: M56

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I find, with SVDecon, much, much less of an urge to "do something" about stars. We'll see if my feelings change back again as we continue rotating back around toward the Milky Way. The last few months have been imaging things with not many stars in the field (and not many guide stars!).
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