False-colour optical image of M13 star cluster

False-colour optical image of M13 star cluster

R614/0062 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.0MB

Downloadable file size: 3.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: FRED ESPENAK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: False-colour optical image of M13 (NGC 6205), the great globular star cluster in the constellation Hercules. The cluster, first identified by Edmond Halley in 1714, is the largest globular cluster in the northern sky and can just be seen with the naked eye. It has a diameter of 100 light-years, contains about half a million stars and lies 22,500 light years from Earth. M13 is one of the many globular clusters which lie in a spherical "halo" around our galaxy.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: astronomy, cosmology, false-coloured, globular cluster, globular star cluster, great globular cluster, m13, ngc 6205, science, star cluster, stars, stellar

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.