M13, NGC6205


About this image

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. M13 is a giant globular cluster that consists of several hundred thousand stars. The cluster is about 150 light years in diameter. Like in all globular clusters, the stars are all old. Because the core of the cluster is very bright, many short exposures had to be taken so that it would not be over exposed. The image was generated with observations in B (blue), V (green) and I (red) filters. In this image, North is left, East is down.

More: stars page, globular clusters page, messier page.

Minimum credit line: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF)

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