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About this Object

Object Name:

M13, NGC 6205

Object Description:

Globular Cluster

Position (J2000):

R.A. 16h 41m 41s.63
Dec. +36° 27' 40".72

Constellation:

Hercules

Distance:

25,000 light-years (7.6 kiloparsecs)

Dimensions:

This image is roughly 4.9 arcminutes (36 light-years or 11 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

HST Proposal:

8174

8278

10349

10775

Science Team:

W. van Altena
(Yale University)

C. Bailyn
(Yale University)

W. Lewin
(MIT)

A. Sarajedini
(University of Florida)

Instrument:

WFPC2

WFPC2

ACS

ACS

Filters:

F555W (V), F785LP (I)

F555W (V), F814W (I)

F435W (B)

F555W (V), F814W (I)

Exposure Dates:

April 2000

November 1999

August 2005

April 2006

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Acknowledgment:

C. Bailyn (Yale University), W. Lewin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), A. Sarajedini (University of Florida), and W. van Altena (Yale University)

Release Date:

December 4, 2008

Color:

The image is a composite of separate exposures made by the ACS and WFPC2 instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope. Several filters were used to sample broad wavelengths. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:

ACS

F814W (I)

red

ACS

F555W (V)

green

ACS

F435W (B)

blue

WFPC2

F814W (I)

yellow/orange

WFPC2

F785LP (I)

yellow/orange

WFPC2

F555W (V)

cyan/blue

Orientation/Scale:

compass file