A summer galaxy

The next opportunity found the moon's brightness much more of a problem. Transparency was also quite poor so finding a target worth bothering with under the conditions was a bit difficult. Although galaxies are few in the summer sky compared to the abundance during spring there are some to be found. Close to the Veil Nebula in Cygnus is NGC 7013 which has a fairly bright core so I thought it worth an attempt. The result was much as expected under the conditions with the outer arms not visible and some hard processing required to get much of an image at all. Another one for a better night. Details: 10" f4.3 Newt. 12 x 7minute exposures @ iso1600 with CLS in DSS, FIV, CS2 & XAT.

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