Messier 13

2007-04-22, Lum.


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Image data

Photographer:Jürgen Stöger
Optics:Intes Micro MN 76 f/6
Scopos ED66 (guide)
Mount:Fornax 51
Cameras:Atik 16HR (main)
Starlight SXV-M7 (guide)
Moon:36 % illuminated fraction
Date:22 April 2007

M 13 object information

M13 was discovered by Edmond Halley in 1714, and cataloged by Charles Messier on June 1, 1764 into his list of objects not to mistake for comets; Messier’s list, including Messier 13, eventually became known as the Messier Catalog.

Constellation: Hercules
RA: 16h41.7m
Dec: +36° 27′
Size: 20′
Distance: 22500 light years