Messier 15: RASA8 & ASI294MC Pro

Kedron, Queensland - 30 May 2020

Messier 15 captured using a RASA8 telescope & ASI294MC Pro colour camera

  • Telescope: RASA8
  • Camera: ASI294MC Pro
  • Mount: CEM40
  • Alignment: ASIair
  • Guiding: ASIair
  • Image: 31 * 30 sec subs
  • Gain: 120
  • Temp: 0 Deg C
  • Processing: AstroPixel Processor – lights, darks, flats, dark flats
  • Bortle Class 7 site
  • Location: Kedron Brisbane Queensland
  • Date: 30/5/2020

Messier 15 or M15 is a globular cluster in the constellation Pegasus. It was discovered by Jean-Dominique Maraldi in 1746 and included in Charles Messier’s catalogue of comet-like objects in 1764. At an estimated 12.0 billion years old, it is one of the oldest known globular clusters.Wikipedia. 

In the following photograph, the RASA8 is pointing north, with the bright out of focus star being Vega in the constellation Lyra.


Balcony astrophotography from Brisbane with the RASA8 telescope
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