Great Hercules Cluster, M13

2016-08-26 / Image Details (Click on image to enlarge)

"Is there anybody out there?"

The Great Hercules Cluster is a globular cluster of about 300,000 stars in the constellation of Hercules.

Technical Details

LocationZollikerberg, Switzerland
CameraNikon DSLR 7100
TelescopeSkywatcher Quattro 8CF 200 DS Fibre OTA Newton Carbon
Special LenseSkywatcher Newtonian F4 Coma Corrector
MountSkywatcher AZ-EQ6, EQASCOM, Stellarium
AutoguidingLacerta MGEN2 (Autoguiding, Dithering und Camera Control)
Camera ControlDigicamcontrol (Focus, Camera Control)
Lights60 x 45s (45'), ISO-800, additional Biases, Flats and Darks
Stacking SoftwarePixinsight 1.8
Image ProcessingPixinsight 1.8