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

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade LXD55 SC8

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i

Mounts: CGEM

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron C80ED

Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shoot autoguider (SSAG)

Software: photoshop  ·  Cart du Ciel Cartes du Ciel

Filters: Astronomik EOS Clip CLS-CCD


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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