Finding M22 Cluster

The M35 Cluster sits at the base of the Milky Way looking south. It sits snuggly just below and to the east of the Constellation of Ophiuchus. Other excitements in this area include M28, Trifid Nebula M20, Lagoon Nebula M8 and slightly to the north sits the Omega Nebula M17 and the Eagle Nebula M16. Imaging Like most clusters this one was simple to image. If you are using an Alt-Az tracking mount then you will easily get this cluster looking nice in exposures of 20 to 30 seconds. You will need to take longer exposures to draw out some of the fainter stars.

M22 Globular

Cluster

Description: Globular Cluster Common Name: M22 Messier Catalogue: 22 NGC: 6656 Constellation: Sagittarius Size: 32.0 Arc Minutes Visual Magnitude: +5.09 Distance: 10,600 Light Years
(Image from SkySafari 5 Pro)
June - August

Image Specification

Date Taken: 03/08/2019 Dark Site?: Yes Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Reducer/Flattener?: Barlow: N/A Mount: iEXOS 100 PMC-Eight Guided?: Yes Guiding Software: PHD2 Filter: Semi-APO Camera: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 400 Video: N/A Light Frames: 11 x 180 Seconds Total Exposure: 33 minutes Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Capture Program: BackYardEOS Stacking program: DeepSkyStacker Post Processing: PhotoShop CS3
© Paul’s Astrophotography 2020 Galaxies Nebulae Narrowband

Finding M22

Cluster

The M35 Cluster sits at the base of the Milky Way looking south. It sits snuggly just below and to the east of the Constellation of Ophiuchus. Other excitements in this area include M28, Trifid Nebula M20, Lagoon Nebula M8 and slightly to the north sits the Omega Nebula M17 and the Eagle Nebula M16.

M22 Globular

Cluster

Description: Globular Cluster Common Name: M22 Messier Catalogue: 22 NGC: 6656 Constellation: Sagittarius Size: 32.0 Arc Minutes Visual Magnitude: +5.09 Distance: 10,600 Light Years
June - August
Imaging Like most clusters this one was simple to image. If you are using an Alt-Az tracking mount then you will easily get this cluster looking nice in exposures of 20 to 30 seconds. You will need to take longer exposures to draw out some of the fainter stars.

Image Specification

Date Taken: 03/08/2019 Dark Site?: Yes Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Reducer/Flattener?: Barlow: N/A Mount: iEXOS 100 PMC-Eight Guided?: Yes Guiding Software: PHD2 Filter: Semi-APO Camera: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 400 Video: N/A Light Frames: 11 x 180 Seconds Total Exposure: 33 minutes Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Capture Program: BackYardEOS Stacking program: DeepSkyStacker Post Processing: PhotoShop CS3
© Paul’s Astrophotography 2020