M13 - Globular Cluster in Hercules

Copyright 2003 Thom Iwancio

Generally regarded as the grandest example of globular clusters, M13 contains several hundred thousand stars and lies at a distance of 25,000 light-years. 



Date/Location:    April 26, 2003     Iwancio-Hodge Observatory    Bethune, SC
Instrument:    SBIG ST-5C through 8" Orion Newtonian
Focal Ratio:   
Guiding:    Track and accumulate
Conditions:    Visually clear with moderate high level water vapor
Weather:    50 F, Still wind
Exposure: 30 x 30 seconds 
Filters:    None