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Mark Eby
June 17, 2021
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Contains: Deep sky object

Acquisition Details

Date Posted: June 17, 2021

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Resolutions: 3000x2239 , 800x597 , 300x224

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Description

M13 Hercules Globular Cluster M13 is a rather dense globular cluster that is sometimes visible with the naked eye. It lies 25,000 light-years from Earth, is 145 light-years across, and contains over 300,00 stars. Galaxy NGC6207 appears innocently at top-left, yet is over 200 times larger than M13, lying about 40 million light-years away. North is at the top. Scope/Mount: TS-Optics PhotoLine 130mm F7 APO Refractor with Astro-Tech AT2FF Field-flattener, Celestron CI-700 Mount Camera: ZWO ASI1600MMC monochrome with ZWO LRGB filters Guiding: QHY5L-IIM through Orion Thin OAG, PHD guiding software Exposure: L (90) 120 sec @ gain=80, RGB: each channel (10) 120 sec @ gain=80 Software: Nebulosity, PixInsight Comment: 06-05-2021, Tierra del Sol, CA, good conditions, RGB gain setting was mistakenly set too low.



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