M13 by Serge Théberge
Magnificent M13 (Serge Théberge)
Magnificent M13 by Serge Théberge

Photo of the Week for June 6, 2014 Globular cluster M13, in the constellation Hercules, is one of […]

Photo of the Week for June 6, 2014

Globular cluster M13, in the constellation Hercules, is one of the season’s finest deep-sky sights. Home to half million stars, M13 is regarded by many as the best object of its kind for northern-hemisphere observers. This tight ball of suns is faintly visible to the unaided eye under dark skies, and in binoculars it looks like a fuzzy “star.” But M13 really comes into its own in a telescope — the bigger the better.

M13 by Serge Théberge
Magnificent M13 (Serge Théberge)

This magnificent photo of the cluster was captured by Serge Théberge from his observatory, located near Orangeville, Ontario. He used a Takahashi FS-152 f/8 refractor telescope and a SBIG ST-10XME camera to acquire the 11.5 hours of data used in this image.

To see more of Serge’s amazing images, visit his web site.

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