Whereas there are lots of very red stars in the night sky (not many bright ones though) there are fewer very blue stars, that is stars with a big negative B-V index.  The brightest very blue star in the night sky happens to be Spica, which I was only really aware of this year, very low down on my southern horizon, travelling along with Saturn, during this Spring.  As I am interested in imaging the brightest very red and very blue stars in the night sky I imaged Spica with the Hyperstar III and the M25C camera, but being bright meant that I got an enormous unwanted lens flare from the Hyperstar III.  I can’t deal with bad lens flares in the processing, so Noel Carboni came to the rescue and processed this one for me.  Great job Noel!!

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