Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Hercules (Her)  ·  Contains:  Great Cluster in Hercules  ·  M 13  ·  NGC 6205  ·  NGC 6207
M13 Hercules Star Cluster, 



    
        

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M13 Hercules Star Cluster
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M13 Hercules Star Cluster

M13 Hercules Star Cluster, 



    
        

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M13 Hercules Star Cluster
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M13 Hercules Star Cluster

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 30, 2009
Frames:
Integration:
0
Avg. Moon age:
6.72 days
Avg. Moon phase:
42.97%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2945979

RA center: 16h41m52s.8

DEC center: +36°2942

Pixel scale: 1.248 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 265.507 degrees

Field radius: 0.490 degrees

Resolution: 2400x1500

File size: 1.9 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

M13 Hercules Star Cluster

The Great Hercules cluster is the finest globular cluster in the northern hemisphere. Located about 25,000 light years from Earth in the constellation Hercules, M13 contains about 400,000 stars. Two distant galaxies are also visible in this photograph. NGC6207 is located in the far upper right of the frame. IC4617 is the smaller faint galaxy located about halfway between M13 and NCG6207.

Picture Info:

Location – Deerlick Astronomy Village in Sharon, Georgia

Date – May 30, 2009

Lens – Celestron 8” SCT

Mount – Takahashi EM-200

Guidescope – William Optics 66mm Refractor

Camera – Canon xsi (unmodified)

Total Exposure – 40 Minutes

Sub Length – 5 Minutes

ISO – 800

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