M13 Cluster

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Jaspal Chadha

London

TELESCOPE: ALTAIR ASTRO RC 250 TT
MOUNT: IOPTRON CEM60
CCD: QSI 690 CCD
LUM 3 X 500 SECONDS
RGB 3 X 500 SECONDS

TAKEN FROM LONDON
DATE 18/04/2015

M13 is now modestly recognized as the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, one of the brightest globular star clusters in the northern sky. Telescopic views reveal the spectacular cluster’s hundreds of thousands of stars. At a distance of 25,000 light-years, the cluster stars crowd into a region 150 light-years in diameter, but approaching the cluster core upwards of 100 stars could be contained in a cube just 3 light-years on a side. For comparison, the closest star to the Sun is over 4 light-years away

2015-04-18T00:00:00

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