Duck Cluster/Dumbbell

Another summer night at the Cemetery with friends, surrounded by the surreal sound of owl calls. Occasional meteors flashed overhead. These images were taken with my Canon T5i camera, and processed from RAW images using only iPhoto (the Dumbbell has a vignette effect applied). The Dumbbell was taken just as the moon was rising. The Duck cluster – ten minutes before.

The Wild Duck Cluster – M11, about 6000 light-years distant.
Canon T5i Parameter Notes
Lens CPC-800 telescope No focal reducer
ISO 1600  
Exposure 60s Auto-guiding to 1-2 arc-seconds accuracy.
Exposures Single  
Binning none  
Dumbbell Nebula – M27, 1,360 light-years away.
Canon T5i Parameter Notes
Lens CPC-800 telescope No focal reducer
ISO 1600  
Exposure 300s Auto-guiding to 1-2 arc-seconds accuracy.
Exposures Single  
Binning none  

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