A Starburst M13 “Take that Swarovski”

The Great Cluster in the constellation Hercules – also known as Messier 13, or M13 – is considered to be the finest globular cluster in the northern half of the heavens. It’s found in a star pattern called the Keystone – a lopsided square within the constellation Hercules – between the two brightest stars of northern spring and summer, Vega and Arcturus.

The Great Cluster in the constellation Hercules – also known as Messier 13, or M13 – is considered to be the finest globular cluster in the northern half of the heavens. It’s found in a star pattern called the Keystone – a lopsided square within the constellation Hercules – between the two brightest stars of northern spring and summer, Vega and Arcturus.

Frames: 160×450″ Integration: 20.0 hours Imaging telescope or lens: Ian King Ikharos 8″ RC Imaging camera: Sony ICX814 Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro Guiding telescope or lens: Ian King Ikharos 8″ RC Guiding camera: sx loadstar Software: Photoshop CS5, PixInsight 1.8, PHD, Main Sequence Software Filters: Baader B 2″, Baader G 2″, Baader Luminance 2″, Baader B 2” Accessory: Starlight Xpress USB filter wheel

 

 

 

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