Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer back log part 3 - Messier 13

I mistakenly had the cooling on the ccd shut off and forgot to turn it back on, as such I didn't have any matching darks to kill the hot pixels.  However, you can see that even 32x30s (16min) are enough to bring out well over 2,000 stars and many more that DSS couldn't count.  I was happy with the framing only AFTER I found NGC 6207.  Even still, I now see PGC2085077 at mag 16.15 and even fainter ones, 3501406 and 4507623 at mag 19++

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Loving husband, proud father, computer geek, astro freak, music lover, sports nut and general fun-loving guy

I've always loved facts, provable facts of nature and things concerning science.  

Over time, I found that most facts are mostly reference and it was the creation of and discovery of new things that intrigued me.

"A good friend once told me you are our memory
without them we equal nothing
And all I can see is the place I wanna be
Suddenly my life was so free
Leaves at my feet, blown to the ground
their echoes are reaching my ears
Nights coming fast, suns going down" - A7x