Postcard from the Universe – Butterfly Cluster

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.

M6 The Butterfly Cluster
M6, the Butterfly Cluster, 9 x 1min Canon 60D and AT6RC

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.

2 thoughts on “Postcard from the Universe – Butterfly Cluster”

  1. The yellows are more natural. Now we need a colorful nebula from you to see the difference.And a shot of Antares region perhaps?

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