Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Hercules (Her)  ·  Contains:  Great Cluster in Hercules  ·  M 13  ·  NGC 6205
Hercules Cluster M13, 



    
        

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Hercules Cluster M13
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Hercules Cluster M13

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Meade 8" SCT (Meade LXD55 SC8)
Imaging Cameras
Hutech Modified T1i (Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i)
Mounts
DSP Hypertuned CGEM (CGEM)
Filters
Astronomik EOS Clip CLS-CCD
Software
photoshop · Cart du Ciel Cartes du Ciel
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
80mm, F/l, 600mm, F 7.5 (Celestron C80ED)
Guiding Cameras
Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 25, 2013
Frames:
16x120" (32')
Integration:
32'
Avg. Moon age:
17.87 days
Avg. Moon phase:
89.47%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 143297

RA center: 16h41m43s.9

DEC center: +36°2403

Pixel scale: 0.955 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -98.340 degrees

Field radius: 0.342 degrees

Resolution: 620x444

Locations: Gun Valley Observatory, Gun Lake, Michigan, United States

Description

A quasi-First Light image after receiving the Orion MMAG Magnification Mini Guider. I attached the guider to my C80ED and wanted to see how well the set up would work while imaging at 2000mm F/10 on the SC-8. There was quite a bit of error, about 2-3 pixels worth at 120 second, and around 4 at 480 seconds. So this is really just a learning experience overall, but I'm thrilled with the results I'm getting. Having gone years without guiding, I'm quite happy to see what I'm able to accomplish today!

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Hercules Cluster M13, 



    
        

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