Messier 5

June 2021

Imaging: TS80 apo, Canon 1000D 400ISO, Baader Neodymium
Subs: 135x60, bias, darks, and flats
Processing: PixInsight

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Messier 5 is a globular cluster in the constellation Serpens. I imaged this in two short 1h sessions at the start of June. This would not normally have been on my target list, but it was the Cloudy Night challenge-of-the-month for June. There isn't much of note to report on here other than a change in the post-processing of the image. Here I used a different method for stretching the image which should reduce the "blowout" of the core. This seems to have worked compared to my Messier 3 image, but it did introduce a pink artifact in the bright star.