A group in Bootes

My next session wasn't so bedtime restricted so I went for something a bit deeper. This small group of stars and galaxies in Bootes made an attractive target. The galaxy lower right is NGC 5966 and that at upper left is IC 4563. The two bright stars are HD 139341 (left) & HD 139323 (right). It is interesting to look at this informative image of the group and note the amount of movement (left to right) the pair of stars have made since 1994 ( the date of the DSS survey plate used). My own  image required a lot of processing to remove the excessive noise which resulted from the high ambient temperature (Makes you realize the benefits of a dedicated cooled camera). Details: 10" f4.3 Newt. 12 x 8 minute exposures @ iso1600 with CLS in DSS, FIV, CS2 & XAT.

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