M13 - Hercules Cluster
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M13 - Hercules Cluster
Near Lindbrook, Alberta
2014-Aug-24
Exposures: OSC 10x4min, total 40min
Processing: AstroFX, DSS, CPT
Telescope: Edge11,NS8300, EQ8
Guider: CelestronOAG, SSAG
M13 is large, bright globular cluster found in the Hercules constellation.
This was the first image I took with the Nightscape 8300 camera and Sky-Watcher EQ8 mount. The telescope used was the EdgeHD 1100 with the 0.7x focal reducer attached. Guiding was done with the Celestron OAG and a Starshoot autoguider camera. The images were captured using the supplied AstroFX software that came with the Nightscape 8300 camera.

The images ware taken using the unbinned color mode of the camera. I have yet to get the color wheel going so an LRGB version of M13 will have to wait until next time. In any event, color balance is a bit off but at least the stars are mostly round.

Images of M13 - The Hercules Cluster
M13 imaged with an NP101is refractor and a D90 DSLR camera
NP101is, DSLR
M13 imaged with an 11" EdgeHD SCT and a Nightscape 8300 camera
11" EdgeHD, OSC
M13 imaged with an NP101is refractor and an STF-8300M camera
NP101is, LRGB
M13 imaged with an MN190 Maksutov-Newtonian reflector and an STF-8300M camera
MN190, LRGB
M13 imaged with a CFF 132 refractor and an STF-8300M camera
CFF132, RGB
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