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Great Hercules from IAC, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
IAC80 Telescope
Imaging Cameras
IAC CAMELOT Imager
Software
DeepSkyStacker · PixInsight LE · Iris

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 27, 2011
Frames:
3x300" (15') bin 1x1
Integration:
15'
Avg. Moon age:
24.57 days
Avg. Moon phase:
25.33%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 115693

Resolution: 800x800

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

Description

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)

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Great Hercules from IAC, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó