Jump to content
  • Join the online East Midlands astronomy club today!

    With active forums, two dark sites and a knowledgeable membership, East Midlands Stargazers has something for everyone.

M13 from 07-04-13 morning


tbird
 Share

Recommended Posts

The Great Hercules Cluster, Messier 13


 


Skywatcher 150p on EQ-6 unguided, Canon 1100d (unmodded), captured in Backyard EOS, 24 x 120 second lights and 4 darks, stacked in DSS, edges cropped and slight adjust on levels in CS2


 


M1307-04-13_zps29e9c4cb.jpg


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Gorgeous. I really need to get a better mount.

What is the fuzzy structure at about 2 o'clock near the edge of the image?

Do you do something to make the bright peripheral stars have that cross on them, or is that just a pleasing artefact; i like it.

Great.

James

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Tremendous effort Paul.


It's funny - when I first entered the imaging fray my 'thing' was planetary nebula but over the course of time the images posted here have opened my eyes to the full beauty of the night skies.


 


You have done this particular globular cluster great justice  :)


 


Regards.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Gorgeous. I really need to get a better mount.

What is the fuzzy structure at about 2 o'clock near the edge of the image?

Do you do something to make the bright peripheral stars have that cross on them, or is that just a pleasing artefact; i like it.

Great.

James

 

That's Galaxy NGC 6207. The bright stars show diffraction spikes caused by the spider in the newtonian scope. Some like them and others may not.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.