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M6 The Butterfly Cluster

This wonderful vista in Scorpius, captures the beautiful open star cluster M6, also known
as The Butterfly Cluster, fluttering across the back drop of the distant golden star clouds
of our Milky Way galaxy, leaving a turbulent dust trail behind her.

Takahashi FSQ106EDX4
FLI Proline 16803, CFW-5-7, Robofocus
LHaRGB = 90 50 45 45 45 = 4.6 hrs total exposure (bin 1X1)
New Deep-Sky RGB Astronomik filters
-30C chip temp, dark frames and flats (using Aurora Flat Field Panel) applied
Focal length 530mm, FOV = 4deg X 4deg
Image scale 3.5"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Lodestar

Data collected on 26 June 2020

Equipment setup:

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

StarlightXpress CCD Cameras and imaging equipment

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

Astro Shop (Aus)

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

MSB Software & Astroart 5

Catseye Collimation

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

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strongmanmike200202-Jul-2020 01:01
Cheers Yiannis! :-)
Yiannis Pavlis01-Jul-2020 13:17
Fantastic work