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M13: Hercules Globular Cluster by peektureTaker M13: Hercules Globular Cluster by peektureTaker
Shot on the night of May 28th on a clear night with poor seeing. Shots of jupiter didn't come out how I liked it so I let my telescope guide me to random objects in the sky.

Messier Object 13, the Hercules Globuar Cluster (NGC 6205) is a cluster that lies in the Hercules constellation. It has a magnitude of 5.8 and is 23 arc minutes wide. To the north east lies NGC 6207, a small galaxy.. that I JUST happened to miss capturing in this shot -_-". Oh well... better luck next time. Also my laptop's power supply kept acting up so I only got this one shot out of the whole night. But I have to say I'm quite pleased with the sharpness, although there is a little drift along the edges.

Composite of 19 frames (6x8"800ISO, 1x13"800ISO, 6x8"1600ISO, 6x13"1600ISO) aligned and stacked with registax then processed with Photoshop.
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chicdrummer4jc Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006
ooo thats cool, lol did you have to go thru the hubble telescope or something to get it that visable?
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peektureTaker Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006
Haha not at all! This one's actually pretty bright; its visible through binoculars, or even with the naked eye under really dark skies. =)
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Chrissyo Featured By Owner May 28, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! I don't think I've ever seen such a wide shot of this! Truely a great object, well done on the picture! =D
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peektureTaker Featured By Owner May 29, 2006
Haha thanks! I dunno if I intended it this wide but I think it puts it all in context. =P
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