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M29 - Open Cluster in Cygnus

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Image captured 15th April 2018 from my back garden in Birmingham

 

Multiple 130s exposures at ISO 800 - Canon 200D with CLS filter.

approx 20 mins exposure in total. 

Darks and flats applied.

Telescope : SW ED80 DS pro

Mount : HEQ5 pro - belt modded unguided

stacked in DSS and processed in Star Tools

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