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Contains:  M 13, Great Cluster in Hercules, NGC 6205
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M13 Close up, 


            Kevin Morefield
M13 Close up

M13 Close up

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Planewave CDK14

Imaging camera:SBIG STT 8300M

Mount:Paramount ME II

Guiding telescope or lens:Planewave CDK14

Guiding camera:SBIG STT 8300M

Filter:Astrodon 36mm 5,3,3 and LRGB

Resolution: 3282x2466

Dates:May 28, 2017

Frames: 97x60"

Integration: 1.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.11 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.55% job: 1596431

RA center: 250.424 degrees

DEC center: 36.461 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.437 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 135.188 degrees

Field radius: 0.249 degrees

Locations: Sierra Remote Observatory, Auberry, California, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Sierra Remote Observatories


My Dad asked me "why do you ever shoot clusters?!" OK Dad, here's one for you...

I shot everything with 60 second exposures to prevent the stars from saturating and going all white. I got a bit of that in the core but mostly OK. I might have shot the color a bit longer to improve color background noise but Topaz DeNoise is like a magic wand on that.

28L 23R 26G 20B all on minute, 97 minutes total. SBIG STT 8300M, Planewave CDK14, Paramount MEII.



Kevin Morefield
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M13 Close up, 


            Kevin Morefield