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Messier 13 Wide Field

Messier 13 Wide Field

Object Name:  Messier 13
Object Type:  Globular cluster
Constellation: Hercules
Acquisition Date: May 23, 2020
Location: Tierra del Sol, San Diego County, California
Equipment:
• Imaging Scope – Takahashi FSQ-106 EDX IV with the 645 reducer
• Imaging Camera – ZWO ASI1600MM-C with EFW2
• Filters – Baader 36mm unmounted red, green and blue filters
• Guiding – Borg 77ED with ZWO ASI120MM-S
• Mount – Astro-Physics Mach2GTO
Camera Control – Sequence Generator Pro
Guider control – PHD2
Acquisition Details:
• Imaging Camera – gain 76, offset 15 – cooled to -15
• Exposures – 30 x 180 seconds for each of hte red, green and blue exposures
Processing:
PixInsight and Photoshop CC were used to process the images.
• PixInsight –
⁃ Image calibration, alignment and integration
⁃ HistogramTransformation for histogram adjustment
• Photoshop –
⁃ additional adjustments to histogram and color balance
Click on the image below to see a higher resolution version.  Thanks for looking.

Messier 13 Wide Field
Messier 13 Wide Field
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