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M13 05312011

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M13, the Hercules Globular Cluster is in the constellation Hercules and consists of around 300,000 stars. M13 is around 25kly from Earth. 30x300sec fits exposures captured and combined in Nebulosity v2.4.0 software. Finishing touches done in PhotoShop. Telescope: Orion 8" 1000mm f4.9 Newtonian reflector. Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G Guide Scope: Meade 800mm f10 reduced to f5 with Atik x.5 focal length reducer (ADM rings). Imaging Camera: Mead DSI Color 16bit camera with Peltier cooler modification. Guide Camera: Meade DSI Pro monochrome 16bit camera. Imaging camera in prime focus. Filtration used: Baader UV/IR Cut filter · Date/Time 2011:06:05 17:10:13 · Resolution 800 x 608