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Photographer:

Steve Pastor

Email:

astro3d@pvtnetworks.net

Location of Photo:

Mayhill, New Mexico

Date/Time of photo:

May 28, 2016

Equipment:

The image was taken with a 12.5” RCOS f/9 telescope operating at f/5.94 (Astro-Physics CCDT67 telecompressor) and a SBIG STF8300c camera on a Paramount ME (6 x 20 min lights @ -20 degrees C; 40 darks; 128 bias; 128 flats). Processed with PixInsight 1.8.4.1195.

Description:

Messier 13, or the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, was discovered by Edmond Halley in 1714. The cluster is estimated to contain from 300,000 to a half-million stars and is about 26,000 lights years distant from our solar system.

Website:

https://www.facebook.com/steve.pastor.39

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