M4 and NGC 6144 Globular Clusters in Scorpio

0bject M4 and NGC 6144 Globular Cluster in Scorpio
Date May 24-26, 2016
Exposure LRGB  250:60:60:70 (7.3 hours, cropped)
Camera STL11000M with AstroDon Gen II filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS6,  AstroActions, NIK Sharpener
Comments Moderate to good seeing; acquired with CCD Commander from Rancho Hidalgo, Animas, NM

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Antares and Globular Clusters M4 (right) and NGC 6144 (top center) in Scorpio
Date June 5 & 6, 2007
Exposure LRGB  171:60:54:51 (luminance synthesized R+G+B)
Camera ST2000XM with SBIG filters
Telescope Takahashi Sky90 @ f/4.5 on Losmandy G11 w/Gemini
Guiding Self-guided (ST237)
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS2, FITS Liberator, GradientXterminator
Comments Moderately good seeing around midnight; FWHM ~ 2.0