M30 Jellyfish Cluster

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Startrek
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M30 Jellyfish Cluster

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Captured M30 the Jellyfish cluster last week for only the second time , first time was 4 years ago with my old 600D DSLR
Patchy cloud again so chose a quick capture like a glob

It’s a great little globular cluster identified with its neighbouring yellow Star 41 Capricorni

Located approximately 27,000 light years from us , this cluster is quite dim at magnitude 7.2 and a size of only 12 arc mins.

Discovered by Charles Messier in 1764

Bortle 7/8 skies
30% Waxing moon
6” f6 GSO Newt
Skywatcher EQ6-R pro mount
ZWO2600MC cooled to 10C , Gain 100
No filters
TS GPU Coma Corrector
PHD2 Multistar guiding ( 0.70 arc sec total )
65 x 60sec subs ( dithered every 2nd sub )
Flats and Bias
Stacked in DSS
Processed in Startools v1.8 OSC linear data set
Color Scientific
Used SV Decon again ( 10 iterations, 20 x samples ) worked well in tightening up core and Star field

Comments welcome
Thanks for looking

Clear Skies
Martin
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fmeireso
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Re: M30 Jellyfish Cluster

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Very nice!
Startrek
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Re: M30 Jellyfish Cluster

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fmeireso wrote: Sat Nov 05, 2022 1:49 pmVery nice!
Thanks 👍
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