Old Stars & New - M4 & Al Niyat

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'Old Stars & New - M4 & Al Niyat'

Old Stars & New - M4 & Al Niyat

[Public Domain] 19 Jun 2021 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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From this oyster of Hydrogen comes the new baby pearl – Al Niyat, actually two twin stars too close to tell apart. The region is clouded with orange glowing dust from Antares out of frame but ten-times further away from this oyster the globular cluster M4 floats in the background, filled with thousands of stars, aged and depleted and heading slowly towards their stellar life’s end.

Taken with Celestron 11″ RASA
Skywatcher EQ8Rh-Pro Mount
QHY268M – Monochrome Camera
Hydrogen Alpha – 43 x 2m
Green – 23 x 2m
Blue – 24 x 2m
Combined as HaHaGB
Total Integration : 3 hours

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