M13, the Great Hercules Cluster

Photographer
Jon Greif
Email
greif.jon@gmail.com
Location of photo
RTMC Expo, Big Bear, CA USA
Date/Time of photo
May 25, 2018, at 10:00 pm PDT
Equipment
Celestron 8 inch NXT Evolution SCT, Canon Eos Rebel T6i.
Description
Messier 13 (M13), the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, is a globular cluster of about 300,000 stars in the constellation of Hercules, discovered by Edmond Halley in 1714, and cataloged by Charles Messier on June 1, 1764. M13 is 145 light years in diameter and 22,000 light years away.
Website
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/author/jgreif/
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