M5 with the 11-inch Hyperstar

Back to deep-sky imaging.

I got the C-11 Hyperstar system working again, in part to try to image NEO 2012 DA14, but it was cloudy when that came over. I adjusted the system the previous night (the Hyperstar always takes a lot of adjusting), and took this image of Messier 5. It’s a bit noisy as only 8 minutes exposure, but it shows the system is almost right. I’ve improved it over what I used before by adding a camera tilt adjuster, so the chip can be made precisely perpendicular to the light path.

Messier 5 is a nice globular cluster, but it never gets very high in our sky. Click twice to see max size (which is 2/3 original).

Messier 5

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