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M13 Hercules Globular (what else to do with a bright Moon?)

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#1 CMS1288

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Posted 22 May 2024 - 09:46 AM

Seems every time I get a stretch of clear skies, it's around Full-Moon time.  Oh well, still happy to shoot some jewels in the sky!

 

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Posted 22 May 2024 - 10:16 AM

Very nice. I was out last night with my 95mm refractor and apart from a number of colorful / otherwise interesting doubles M13 was the only DSO I observed. There was more naked eye satellite spotting and telescopic satellite tracking (at low power). The moonlight was too strong for much else, though it lent a good deal of enchantment to the already beautiful night.

Thanks for sharing!


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Posted 22 May 2024 - 10:38 AM

Thank you!  We have it especially difficult here with prescribed burns during the dry season in Florida.  The smoke sinks and acts as condensation nuclei for the ample humidity, so moonlight is like a thick blue blanket over you.  I'm trying to get more data on my Coma Cluster project but this will do in the meantime.



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Posted 22 May 2024 - 12:19 PM

Nice job on M13!

We've had a similar situation here lately. Even the clear nights have had high clouds, and last night was the first clear night (with high clouds, of course) since before the last new moon.

It really feels like the clouds here only part for the full moon. Luckily, I was still awake at 2:45 when NINA switched over to imaging the area around Sadr in narrowband. I went to sleep right after, but if I'm lucky I'll have a couple hours of decent O & S subs to add to what I've collected so far.

I really can't wait for the MW to start rising sooner so I can use these clear, moon-filled nights for something useful, instead of having to wait until just a couple hours before dawn.
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Posted 22 May 2024 - 04:41 PM

Very nice M13, sharp focus!


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