M13 and Saturn Images

Blogged by Xiao Sun on June 24, 2010 and tagged with Sample Images, Moon, Saturn.

M13 is a globular cluster in the constellationof Hercules. Although it is barely visible with naked eye on an ideally clear night, observers are able to reveal some of its details with outstanding kits.

On the night of 28.05, 2010, David Snay managed to capture a view of M13 with a DMK 41AU02.AS camera and a Stellarvue SV90T Flourite refractor.

M 13

Even though I envision this camera for use in planetary work, I targeted M13 last night because I still have my small refractor mounted and knew I wouldn't acquire much detail on Saturn and the Moon is riding too low for my current setup (high observatory walls for blocking stray light).I ran the data through Registax selecting defaults for everything and generated the attached image.

About half month later he sent us a Saturn picture taken with the same camera, but an 8″ LX90 SCT riding on an Orion Sirius EQ-G mount. Date: 06.15, 2010.


Thank you David Snay! And welcome to the astronomy cameras online community!