Globular Cluster in Hercules

M 13 - NGC 6205

Exposure:        L = 11 x 4 min 1x1; RGB = 6x5 min 2x2.  Unguided.
Date:                May 28, 2007.
 

The stars in this big globular cluster appear to be crowded in on each other - in reality even the closest of these are light years apart from each other.  Note the small galaxy near the edge of the frame at 11 o'clock.  This is called IC 4617 and is magnitude 15.2. 

Don Scott

The Holin A. Grotch Observatory

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