Palomar 14

Remote Globular in Hercules

Uploaded 5/16/05

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 This 15th magnitude globular cluster in Hercules is extremely dim, but contains a colorful assemblage of faint stars. The brightest stars in this globular are 17.6th magnitude and shows primarily the orange supergiants and yellow suns. A hint of the blue members is fleeting. I keep asking myself why I spent an hour on this one, but the results were worth it.

There are a number of very faint galaxies in this field, the brightest being 17th magnitude.

Seeing was terrible, and blurs were passing over the guidestar 30 arcseconds across! None the less most was taken care of with the extremely powerful deconvolution routines in PixInsight.

Instrument: 12.5" f/5 Home made Newtonian Platform: Astrophysics 1200 QMD CCD Camera: SBIG 10XME NABG with Enhanced Cooling Guider: SBIG ST4 Exposure: RGB = 20:20:20 RGB Combine Ratio: 1: 1.05: 1.11 (G2V Calibration) Filters: AstroDon RGB Tricolor Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing FWHM = 10.5 arcsec (Maxim DL - 10min subframe), Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 15 C CCD Temperature: -20 C Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop, PixInsight, RW Debloomer. HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS


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