M26 – Open Cluster

Subject: M26
Telescope: Celestron CPC 800
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Technique: 1 lights (30 seconds at 6400 ISO).
Prime focus.

Tonight was a spur of the moment night for astrophotography. Sarah and I were outside enjoying the Perseids when I realized it was the clearest night I’d had in months. So, I set up the telescope in the dark and took some quick shots. This was one of them.

As with my previous cluster shots, this was bright enough to require only 1 photo. This particular cluster doesn’t have a name, but is very noticeable if you are star hopping in the galactic core (which is very enjoyable). This, along with the Omega Nebula were the main reasons I decided I couldn’t skip tonight’s clear sky opportunity.

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