Great Globular

M13

M13, The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules
Sketch and Details by Robert Gudański, commentary by Rich Handy

This beautiful view of M13, the Great Globular Cluster in the constellation Hercules, was rendered by Polish amateur astronomer Robert Gudański. The cluster, some 25,000 light years from Earth, contains hundreds of thousands of stars. It’s been said that the core of M13 is so dense with stars that a planet near the center (assuming a transparent atmosphere), would behold a sky full of bright suns. In fact the sky would perpetually be several times brighter than the full Moon. Not quite the place to be if you like Deep Sky Objects!

M13
Synta 8″ dob
WO UWAN 7
Stepnica, Poland
21.04.2009
Robert Gudański


2 thoughts on “Great Globular”

  1. Robert,

    A very accurate sketch of the great globular in Hercules.This is very much a match to the eyepiece view.

    Frank 🙂

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