British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

Secondary menu

Main menu

BAA Community Member Pages Paul Downing
Image search

Messier 13

Image

Expand image

About this observation
Observer
Paul Downing
Time of observation
17/08/2015 - 23:30
Object
Messier 13
Observing location
Alpujarra, Spain
Equipment
Planewave 12.5" scope
QSI 683 CCD camera
Like This Image
Share

Messier 13 in Hercules.  The Great Northern Globular Cluster.  24,000 light years away from us it contains 600,000 stars and is very blue.  In a moderate sized telescope and under a dark sky it can look like diamonds sprinkled on black velvet.

Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.