Hercules M13 Cluster Captured July 28, 2005 using Meade's Pictor
Discovered by the British astronomer Edmund Halley in 1714, who later became Astronomer Royal in 1719, and catalogued by Charles Messier in 1764. Containing several hundreds of thousands of stars, it is considered to be one of the finest clusters in the northern hemisphere.
Above photos of Crescent Moon were captured by Olympus Digital Camera, attached to the telescope, on June 2, 2006
Armstrong footprint and the Apollo 11 lunar laser ranging retroreflector array, studded with 100 mirrors pointing at Earth, on the moon in the Sea of Tranquility, which is still running today
Neil Armstrong's words:
That's one step for a man, one giant leap for mankind
"The first object in the night sky most of us ever saw, the Moon remains a mystery. Haunted by poets, looked upon by youngsters in love, studied intensely by astronomers for four centuries, examined by geologists for the last 50 years, walked upon by twelve humans, this is Earth's satellite."