Messier 13 is a globular cluster.
Stars tend to bunch together, and if you count carefully you'll find more than 100,000 stars in this bright ball of stars. The light from this cluster traveled 25,100 years to reach Earth.
02:55 - 03:36 hrs., 15 May 2008
14" Meade LX200GPS with f/3.3 focal reducer and Meade DSI III Pro camera
15 second exposures stacked in Envisage L - 20 of 36 used, R - 20 of 26 used, G - 20 of 29 used, B - 20 of 46 used
Guided with DSI IIC, 2 second corrections
Wishing Star Observatory hgp
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