M13 (NGC 6205)

Telescope: Ritchey-Chretien 32" Reflector, 5760mm FL
Camera: SBIG STL-11000 3 CCD, 4008 x 2672 pixels
Exposure: Luminance 14 minutes, RGB 7 minutes each. Data Acquisition by Jim Misti. My processing in StarTools and Photoshop
Location: Northwest Arizona (Elevation 4500')
Image Center (J2000): RA 16h 41m, DEC +36° 27'

Great Globular Cluster in Hercules. An easy object in small telescopes. Visible in this color enhanced image are cooler yellowish red giant stars on outskirts of the cluster, much hotter blue stars and the dramatic increase in density of stars toward the cluster's center. Apparent diameter 20'.


M13 (NGC 6205), Great Globular Cluster in Hercules. An easy object in small telescopes. Visible in this color enhanced image are cooler yellowish red giant stars on outskirts of the cluster, much hotter blue stars and the dramatic increase in density of stars toward the cluster's center. Apparent diameter 20'., acquired with a remote telescope at Northwest Arizona (Elevation 4500')