Messier 15 Globular Cluster with IFN - Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

Messier 15 Globular Cluster with IFN

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Messier 15 Globular Cluster with IFN
Messier 15 is a very old and tightly packed home to over 100,000 stars. It is 33,600 light years from Earth, and is visible to the naked eye in areas with little light pollution.

Surrounding M15 are areas of Integrated Flux Nebula - areas of gas illuminated by flux of the Milky Way.


  • 49x 300s Luminance
  • 40x 120s Luminance
  • 20x 300s Red
  • 12x 120s Red
  • 15x 300s Green
  • 15x 120s Green
  • 19x 300s Blue
  • 15x 120s Blue

Total integration 11 hours, 19 minutes.


  • Skywatcher Black Diamond 80ED
  • Skywatcher EQ8 Pro mount
  • QSI 683-ws8 Camera @ -15°C
  • Astronomik deep sky RGB filters
  • Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Autoguider
  • Innovations Foresight ONAG
  • Starlight Instruments Feather Touch Focuser


  • Exposed over 6 nights between 11th August and 1st September 2019.
  • Orange zone in Brisbane, Australia. (Bortle 7)


  • Planning & camera alignment with Aladin 10
  • Captured with TheSkyX Professional
  • Guiding with PHD2
  • PixInsight: Calibrate, align, integrate, HDR composition, dynamic background extraction, LRGB combination, noise reduction, photometric color calibration, histogram, curves, crop.