M13 Globular Cluster

M13 Globular Cluster  LRGB

M13 in the constellation Hercules is approximately  25,000 light years from Earth. The diameter is about 145 light years. This is sometimes called the Hercules Globular Cluster.  M13 consists of over several hundred thousand stars. the apparent size of this cluster is 23 arcmin. In the upper corner of this image is the galaxy NGC6207. the small galaxy directly between Ngc6207 and M13 is  IC4617.

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Scope               Planewave 17in

Camera            Apogee U16

Mount               Paramount ME

Filters               Astrodon  LRGB    

Exposures       R 1hr   G 1hr   B 1hr    L  1.5Hrs    LRGB 15min subs    Total time  4.5 Hrs

Location          Sierra Nevada Mountains CA.  Heavens Mirror Observatory  SRO       2012

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