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Great Hercules from IAC, 


            José J. Chambó

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:IAC80 Telescope

Imaging camera:IAC CAMELOT Imager

Software:DeepSkyStackerIrisPixInsight LE

Resolution: 800x800

Dates:May 27, 2011

Frames: 3x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.33% job: 115693

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)



José J. Chambó
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons


Great Hercules from IAC, 


            José J. Chambó