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Fernando Roquel Torres
Caguas, Puerto Rico
08:00 pm

Equipment Details:

Meade LX90, Antares Reducer F/6.3, Celestron Advance VX Mount, Orion Autoguider, Canon Rebel EOS 450D XSi, Manual ISO 800, F/0, MF, 600 sec

Post-processing Details:

PixInsight, GIMP

Image Details:

Many times, we feel that what is on our planet Earth is everything absolute. Until we discover the universe by our own effort. I present our capture of the Globular Cluster M13 in the Constellation of Hercules. This is approximately 25,100 light years from our planet. Can you identify the blue and yellow stars in the globular cluster? It is wonderful to see them in a single photo. It is curious to know that our favorite astronomer and communicator Carl Sagan sent a symbolic signal to this globular cluster from the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico in 1974 to commemorate the remodeling of the Radio Telescope. You can also see in this photo 2 galaxies, NGC 6207 which is approximately 30 million light years from our planet and IC 4617 is approximately 154.2 million light years from our planet. This wonderful capture was captured by Fernando Roquel Torres from Caguas, Puerto Rico.