M13 Hercules Globular Cluster

Image information:

Date: 06/30/2006
Equipment: SBIG ST2000XM with CFW8a and Astronomik type 2c LRGB filter set through WO ZS105ED telescope on Losmandy GM8 mount. WO ZS105ED working at f5.6 with WO 0.8X reducer/flattener.
Image type: LRGB
Exposure time: 8X4min Luminance binned 1X1, RG&B 5X3min each binned 2X2.

Object information:

Object designations:

M13, NGC6205, Hercules Globular Cluster
Object type:
Globular cluster
Object size:
Constellation: Hercules
M13 is the most famous cluster of the northern celestial hemisphere, sometimes it's called "The Great Hercules Globular Cluster". It is naked eye visible on better nights. Contains several hundred thousand of stars in diameter of only 150 ly. M13 is 25 kly away from Earth. NGC6207, an edge on galaxy is also visible on image.

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List of related images:

M13, OSC, Altair Hypercam 533C through APM/LZOS 105/650 APO telescope