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M13

astrophotography catadioptric dso Meade classic


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Alen Koebel

M13

M13, the most well-known globular cluster in the northern sky. Probably like many people, M13 was the first globular cluster I ever saw and identified. For that reason and because it IS so darn pretty, it still holds a special place in my thoughts. This image is about a 30% crop by area from the full-frame 35mm film scan. _Imager: Olympus OM-1, Elite Chrome 200 35mm slide film pushed one stop, scanned at 4,032 x 2,688 (10.8 MP). _Scope: Meade LXD55 SN6 6-inch f/5 Schmidt-Newtonian OTA on a Vixen GP-DX with SkySensor 2000PC. _Exposure: Single, 20 minutes. _Guider: Manually guided with 80mm f/5 guidescope. _Date: Sept 22, 2006. _Location: 14km north of Mount Forest, Ontario, Canada.






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