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Astrophotography Gallery > Star Clusters > Butterfly Cluster (M6)
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Date: Monday, July 8, 2013
Location: Golden State Star Party, CA
 
The Butterfly Cluster, also catalogued as M6 and NGC6405, is an open cluster in the constellation Scorpius. It has approximately 80 member stars and lies at a distance of 1,600 light years from Earth.
 
Mount: Celestron CGEM (Hypertuned)
Camera: Canon 60D (Stock)
Scope/Lens: Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
Guide Scope: Orion ST 80mm f/5 Refractor
Guide Camera: Orion Starshoot Autoguider
 
Exposure #1 (RGB):
   36 x 45 Seconds @ ISO 1600, f/3.9
   15 Darks, 50 Flats/Dark Flats/Bias

 
Integration: 0 Hours, 27 Minutes, 0 Seconds
 
Processing: BackyardEOS, PHD, DeepSkyStacker, Adobe Photoshop CS6
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