M13 (NGC 6205) - Hercules Cluster


Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Globular Hercules 16h41.7 36°28' 23.2' 5.9 25.1 kly

Messier 13 (M13), also designated NGC 6205 and sometimes called the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules or the Hercules Globular Cluster, is a beautiful globular cluster of about 300,000 stars in the constellation of Hercules, at a distance of about 25,100 light-years.

M13, Hercules Cluster, NGC 6205

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
June 17, 2002 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
LRGB, Max Entropy, DDP