July 6, 2015 8:00 pm
Last week’s mission was a bit trickier than some of the others, but Rachel Peterson, from Facebook, correctly identified the photo as M13, the Hercules Globular Star Cluster. The other correct answer would have been NGC 6205.
Rachel has won a SkyMaster 15×70 Astronomy Binocular. She, along with everyone else who submitted a correct answer, has also been entered into the Grand Prize Drawing to win a NexStar Evolution 6 Computerized Telescope. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entry per mission per social media channel. All entries must include the hashtag, #CelestronMissionStarTalk.
By the way, the image above is the second unidentified celestial object photo taken by amateur astronomer Andre Paquette. Andre used a Celestron EdgeHD 11” telescope, a CGE Pro Mount, and a U16M camera with an exposure of f/10.
Mission 5 Begins… Now
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Our next unidentified celestial object is waiting for you now. You’ll also find a link to contest rules and submission guidelines.
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