NGC 5897 is another nice globular cluster in the constellation Libra. This cluster apparently formed before the Milky Way formed its disk and spiral structure that we know today.

17×3.50 secs; Lodestar Pro Mono; Starblast 114mm Autotracker; Starlight Live; cropped

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Panstarrs C2017/K2 is a comet that will reach perihelion, its closest approach to the sun, in December of this year. It is estimated that the comet has spent millions of years on its trek from the Oort cloud inwards toward the Sun.

28x3.50 secs; Lodestar Pro Mono; Starblast 114mm Autotracker; Starlight Live; cropped

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NGC 4565, also known as the Needle Galaxy, is a beautiful edge-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices. You can see a the much smaller and fainter spiral galaxy NGC 4562 above and to the left of the Needle.

23x3.50 secs; Lodestar Pro Mono; Starblast 114mm Mono; Starlight Live; cropped

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E.Eggert(m2c4)

E.Eggert(m2c4)

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