The Great Hercules Globular Cluster - M13 Orion 8" f/4 Astrograph

Uploaded 5/23/17

 There are few globular clusters that compare with the concentration and brilliance of this object. Settled in a field of colorful stars in the Hercules Milkyway, you can also see NGC6207 a small 12.2 magnitude inclined spiral to the lower left. But look more closely at the larger image, about half way in between M13 and NGC6207 is a faint edge on galaxy IC4617, a 15.5 magnitude test for 12 inch telescopes visually.
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Optics: 8" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph w/Baader MPCC Coma Corrector Platform: Homemade GEM with Byers Starmaster Drive Camera: Hutech Modified Canon XTi @ ISO800 Exposure: 3x 5m Location: Happy Jack, Arizona Elevation: 6850 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 9/10 Outside Temperature: 35F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Images Plus 3.82 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS