1st attempt Hercules Cluster M13

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1st attempt Hercules Cluster M13

Postby andrewscomputers » Tue May 09, 2017 11:13 am

Hi all this is my first attempt at hercules cluster as I am fairly pleased with the images as the moon was very bright making it a bit more difficult to get the image,hopefully when the moon is out of the way will try and get some better images.I used deepskystacker I think it captured about 860 stars in the cluster.
Thanks for looking.
Andy
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Re: 1st attempt Hercules Cluster M13

Postby andrewscomputers » Tue May 09, 2017 11:28 am

Hi all I have made the image a bit more lighter.
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Re: 1st attempt Hercules Cluster M13

Postby Aratus » Tue May 09, 2017 11:59 am

The moon is not a friend to the deep sky observer, unless it stays away!

You could get a little more detail by making it even brighter, but you have to watch you don't over do the bright core stars. M13 is very distictive with the 'cross' of stars in the centre and the 'arms' of bright stars radiating out.
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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Re: 1st attempt Hercules Cluster M13

Postby andrewscomputers » Tue May 09, 2017 5:44 pm

Hi Aratus thanks for your comments,I have increased the brightness as much as I can without showing the noise on the chip.
Thanks
Andy
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Re: 2nd attempt Hercules Cluster M13

Postby andrewscomputers » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:07 pm

Hi all this is an updated picture I took on 1/06/2017 of the Hecrcules cluster,it shows slightly more detail as it was quite clear.
Hope you enjoy.
Thanks
Andy :D
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Re: 1st attempt Hercules Cluster M13

Postby Aratus » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:43 pm

Better & Better!
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