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Great Hercules from IAC, 


            José J. Chambó

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: IAC80 Telescope

Imaging cameras: IAC CAMELOT Imager

Software: DeepSkyStacker  ·  PixInsight LE  ·  Iris

Dates:May 27, 2011

Frames: 3x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.33%

Basic astrometry details job: 115693

Resolution: 800x800

Locations: Las Cañadas del Teide - Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain), None


The Hercules Great Cluster, is the brightest globular cluster on the sky, at limit of visibility at naked eye. It contains more than 500.000 stars concentrated in "only" 145 light-years wide in our galaxy outskirts (to 25.000 light-years distant). Photographically it is looks yellow because the great amount of giant-red stars (golden coloured) that it contains.

More info into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A  (in Spanish)



Great Hercules from IAC, 


            José J. Chambó