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





    
        

            Chris R White
M13

M13

Technical card

Resolution: 3620x2397

Dates:June 6, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2: 68x120" -20C
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2: 81x120"
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2: 58x120"

Integration: 6.9 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~250

Avg. Moon age: 3.31 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.91%

Astrometry.net job: 2737199

RA center: 250.422 degrees

DEC center: 36.461 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.697 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.852 degrees

Field radius: 0.420 degrees

Data source: Backyard

Description

It's been a really long time since I imaged. Weather and work have conspired against me over the last 10 months, so this spring I decided to build a small slide off roof obsy in my backyard. Now I have no excuses if the skies are clear! To get back on the horse I decided to go for something big and bright. I've never imaged globs before so decided to give M13 some love. It's a fun easy target, although processing to control stars while at the same time bring the core right to the edge of blown is a bit tricky. I wanted the core to feel white hot, but still have some stellar detail. I think I got that ok. I felt a bit rusty with PI, so could probably do a little better, but I'm pleased with a first light in the obsy and nice to be out again!

EDIT- This is also my first time using Voyager for capture. Absolutely LOVE it.

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