Known as M6, NGC6405, or The Butterfly Cluster, this pretty open cluster lies just above the tail of Scorpius. Visible to the unaided eye under a dark sky, it is an easy photographic target.
I have been working on improving the color balance in my astrophotos. Color is an interesting and complex subject in photography, worse in astrophotography. I think the results are much better here that in my previous work. Hope to take a few more photos this week and will continue to experiment.
2 thoughts on “Postcard from the Universe – Butterfly Cluster”
The yellows are more natural. Now we need a colorful nebula from you to see the difference.And a shot of Antares region perhaps?
Some widefield Antares/Rho Oph area is on the list for this summer. Next time up to the VIS?