In Episode SH025 of Star Hopping…
We’ll be exploring the Hercules & Serpens region, and we’ll use our star hopping methods to find the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, M13, the globular cluster M92 also in Hercules, and the globular cluster M5 in Serpens.
Well, I have gotten a bit ahead of myself with the sky, which is why I have done the two astrophotography extras lately. But I wanted to get back to presenting some deep sky objects, and tonight I have some great ones for you. These three targets this evening are all globular clusters, but they are not rising until a bit later, around midnight local time. So after you have had your fill of galaxies in the earlier hours, finish off your observing session with the three beauties that I’ll show you in this episode.
So we have definitely transitioned from galaxies to globular clusters, although there are not nearly as many globulars available. But the ones that are immediately available are really great. Let’s start off with one of the most famous ones, right after this…
CLICK >>> Watch this Episode on YouTube!
Let us know your Questions and Comments!
Please feel free to leave a question or comment below, and we will respond as quickly as we can. You can also reach out to Dave on Twitter @StarHoppingMan.
Connect with Star Hopping!
We would love to have you join us on our various social media sites, and subscribe to our newsletter. Visit our Contact page to connect with us!
Credits for this Episode
- Star Chart Images & Simulations Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy http://SkySafariAstronomy.com.
- M13 image by David Hearn / Kissimmee Park Observatory
- M 92 image by Hillary Mathis, REU program/NOAO/AURA/NSF
- M5 image by David Hearn / Kissimmee Park Observatory