Most commonly overshadowed by its slightly more majestic partner in the Hercules constellation (M13), M92 is still one of the most prominent globular clusters of the northern skies at only around 27 thousand light-years distance. There’s something alluring to me about globular clusters in particular, perhaps related to their age–nearly as old as our galaxy itself–or simply just because I like to imagine what the night sky would look like if our solar system were inside one. They just make for fascinating targets to photograph.

Target Messier 92
Telescope ED102 Triplet Refractor
Focal Length ~700mm (after field reducer/flattener)
Camera QHY268C
Light Frames 70 * 120s

M92, May 2021 - Full Size