Observations of Globulars

Observations of Globulars listed by increasing right ascension.


Field L denotes the location. P: Pinnacles overlook,
B: Little Tycho Observatory, LBRP: Little Bennett Regional Park

Coordinates are J2000.

Object NameRADec mvSizeNGC commentsLocationTelescopeDateObservation
Mayall 20h 32m 46.5s39 34' 39.7"13.80.1Brightest M31 GCLBRPC-112010/Oct/8 21:12:24A faint, dot, but seen without averted vision. It was a bit fuzzy, looking like a distant elliptical galaxy.
NGC 2880h 52m 48s-26 35' 0"8.113.8glob. cl. , B, L, lE, st 12...16PC-82007/Sep/17 21:00:00A large, loose, faint globular cluster, easily resolved, however, when seen.
NGC 10492h 39m 42s-34 17' 0"pB, S, R, stellarPC-82008/Jan/03 20:00:00 Without a finder chart, this would never have been seen. Like IC 1257, it's a small, low contrast smudge in the night sky, barely seen with averted vision. With this cluster, I've seen every globular in the NGC and IC north of -50 declination.
NGC 10492h 39m 42s-34 17' 0"pB, S, R, stellarPinnaclesC-112009/Dec/16 20:12:28Very faint! barely seen!
NGC 10492h 39m 42s-34 17' 0"pB, S, R, stellarFall Star PartyC-112010/Nov/1 22:5:1Yes, it is almost starlike. Looks like a hazy star.
NGC 10492h 39m 42s-34 17' 0"pB, S, R, stellarFall Star PartyC-112014/Nov/19 21:51:52Like a fuzzy star with a bright middle. Very difficult to see on this frosty night, with the heavy dew turning to ice when it settles. The eyepiece must be blown off with each view.
NGC 10492h 39m 42s-34 17' 0"pB, S, R, stellarBig Bend Nat ParkO-152016/Feb/4 21:14:17A tiny, fuzzy but bright patch. Almost starlike.
Pal 13h 33m 20.04s79 34' 51.8"13.22.8Faint GC in CepLBRPO-182012/Dec/13 21:46:4An very faint sprinkling of stars, seen at 310x with averted vision.
Pal 24h 46m 5.91s31 22' 53.39"13.042.2eefLBRPO 182012/Feb/17 22:13:53A small but condensed globular cluster.
NGC 18515h 14m 6s-40 3' 0"7.311.0glob. cl. ! vB, vL, R, vsvvbM, rrrPC-82007/Apr/20 22:00:00 A bright globular (Burnham lists it as 9 Mv) with 20 - 30 stars seen with averted vision, granular otherwise. This implies a limiting magnitude of around 14.5 Mv, based on a paper by Walker, 1992.
NGC 18515h 14m 6s-40 3' 0"7.311.0glob. cl. ! vB, vL, R, vsvvbM, rrrBig Bend Nat ParkO-152016/Jan/31 22:19:59A superb globular, very condensed toward the center. Well resolved, despite the poor seeing.
NGC 19045h 24m 30s-24 33' 0"8.08.7glob. cl. , pL, eRi, eC, rrr; = M79BC-82006/Nov/03 03:30:00Barely granulated, if at all. The stars in this cluster are 14 Mv or fainter.
NGC 19045h 24m 30s-24 33' 0"8.08.7glob. cl. , pL, eRi, eC, rrr; = M79BC-82006/Oct/29 03:00:00The seeing this morning was horrible, the cluster was not even granulated.
NGC 22986h 49m 0s-36 0' 0"9.46.8glob. cl. , B, pL, iR, gbM, rrFall Star PartyC-112010/Nov/5 4:34:56A nice, easily resolved GC. It appeared slightly asymetric. Brightest stars 13.4mv ngciciproject.org "A cluster being disrupted" deMarchi & Pulone, Ast&AstPhy May, 2007.
NGC 24197h 38m 6s38 53' 0"10.44.1pB, pL, lE 90deg , vgbM, *7-8 267deg , 4' distPC-82007/Jan/20 22:00:00A faint glow in the sky, only the faintest hint of granulation.
NGC 24197h 38m 6s38 53' 0"10.44.1pB, pL, lE 90deg , vgbM, *7-8 267deg , 4' distLBRPO-182011/May/5 23:25:9The cluster was mottled in Tom C's 18! Superb.
NGC 24197h 38m 6s38 53' 0"10.44.1pB, pL, lE 90deg , vgbM, *7-8 267deg , 4' distLittle TychoC-82011/Oct/30 4:13:57Glimpsed! A faint smudge subtending a bit under 1/10th of the 18mm field. Harris (2010) gives the diameter as 4.6'. I saw less than half of this diameter, 1/10 of the 18mm field is 2.2'.
NGC 24197h 38m 6s38 53' 0"10.44.1pB, pL, lE 90deg , vgbM, *7-8 267deg , 4' distLBRPO-182012/Feb/26 21:25:00The cluster was partially resolved. Extremly clear night!
NGC 24197h 38m 6s38 53' 0"10.44.1pB, pL, lE 90deg , vgbM, *7-8 267deg , 4' distLittle TychoC-82012/Nov/11 4:52:13The slightest brightening of the night sky in the 12.5.
NGC 24197h 38m 6s38 53' 0"10.44.1pB, pL, lE 90deg , vgbM, *7-8 267deg , 4' distLittle TychoC-82014/Feb/26 21:22:6A very faint smudge, found only because tonight's skies are quite clear, and I knew precisely where it was, and then only seen when slewing the telescope.
NGC 24197h 38m 6s38 53' 0"10.44.1pB, pL, lE 90deg , vgbM, *7-8 267deg , 4' distLittle TychoC-82016/Feb/29 22:11:11A large, eef, low contrast smudge. Only picked up in the 15mm, invisible in both the 24 and 9mm.
NGC 24197h 38m 6s38 53' 0"10.44.1pB, pL, lE 90deg , vgbM, *7-8 267deg , 4' distLittle TychoC-82017/Feb/19 21:13:45An eef, low contrast smudge. Best in the 24mm, almost invisible in the 15 and 9mm.
NGC 24197h 38m 6s38 53' 0"10.44.1pB, pL, lE 90deg , vgbM, *7-8 267deg , 4' distStaunton River Star PartyO-152017/Mar/23 22:30:36A difficult to find object, but slightly granulated in the 7mm orthoscopic.
Gam2Vel8h 9m 32s-47 20' 12"1.78WC8+O9I - SAOC-112013/Mar/13 0:3:55A bright, white star with a secondary about 1mv fainter. There is another pair just SE. A beautiful sight.
Gam2Vel8h 9m 32s-47 20' 12"1.78WC8+O9I - Big Bend Nat ParkO-152016/Feb/4 2:31:10A bright, blue white star, a bit bluer than Sirius.
Pal 310h 5m 31.9s0 4' 18"14.261.4eefLBRP0-182012/Feb/26 22:30:00A faint, but obvious smudge.
NGC 320110h 17m 36s-46 25' 0"6.818.2glob. cl. , vL, iR, lCM, st 13...16SAOC-112013/Mar/13 2:8:10A very loose globular, it looks much like a round open cluster.
Pal 411h 29m 16.8s28 58' 24.9"17.11.4eefLBRP0-182012/Feb/26 22:50:00A very slight brightening of the sky. The listed 17.1mv is probably too faint, as both Tom Corbin and myself saw this cluster.
NGC 414712h 10m 6s18 33' 0"10.34.0glob. cl. , vB, pL, R, gbM, rrrPC-112009/Apr/17 22:30:00A globular cluster, about 5 arc minutes in diameter. About 30 stars were glimpsed.
NGC 415312h 10m 6.19s18 32' 33"10.4?x??Little TychoC-82014/Dec/20 6:16:26A faint, round blob, gradually brighter towards the middle. There is a hint of granularity in the 9mm.
NGC 459012h 39m 30s-26 45' 0"8.212.0glob. cl. , L, eRi, vC, iR, rrr, st 12; = M68PC-82008/May/28 23:00:00 A globular cluster, 3' in diameter. Approximately 50 stars were seen with averted vision, 5-10 with direct. This suggests that my averted vision is reaching 14.5 mv, direct 13th.
NGC 502413h 12m 54s18 10' 0"7.712.6!, glob. cl. , B, vC, iR, vvmbM, st 12; = M53PC-82007/Mar/18 10:30:00A well resolved, bright, globular cluster at 80x, and nicely granulated at 36x.
NGC 505313h 16m 24s17 42' 0"9.810.5Cl, vF, pL, iR, vgbM, st 15PC-82007/Mar/18 22:30:00A large, brightening of the sky. Very faint. I saw a few stars in it, and "granulated" around 100 more. The brightest star in the cluster is 13.8 Mv.
NGC 505313h 16m 24s17 42' 0"9.810.5Cl, vF, pL, iR, vgbM, st 15PC-112009/Apr/17 22:30:00A large, very faint globular cluster. Around 20 stars glimpsed with averted vision.
NGC 505313h 16m 24s17 42' 0"9.810.5Cl, vF, pL, iR, vgbM, st 15LBRPC-112011/May/5 22:38:49An exceptionally low surface brightness smudge. Fairly large, though.
NGC 513913h 26m 48s-47 29' 0"3.736.3!!!, glob. cl. , omega CenSAOC-112013/Mar/13 3:20:6A field filling, spectacular, globular cluster! Even this close to the horizon, utterly magnificent!
NGC 527213h 42m 12s28 23' 0"6.416.2!!, glob. cl. , eB, vL, vsmbM, st 11...; = M3BC-82006/Dec/27 03:45:00 A glittering sphere of stars, surrounded by haze with direct vision, a spangled globe with averted vision.
NGC 527213h 42m 12s28 23' 0"6.416.2!!, glob. cl. , eB, vL, vsmbM, st 11...; = M3BC-82007/Jun/06 22:00:00Very nice, even in the light pollution.
NGC 527213h 42m 12s28 23' 0"6.416.2!!, glob. cl. , eB, vL, vsmbM, st 11...; = M3Little TychoC-82013/Jan/19 2:41:27A lovely cluster, well resolved in moments of good seeing.
NGC 527213h 42m 12s28 23' 0"6.416.2!!, glob. cl. , eB, vL, vsmbM, st 11...; = M3Staunton River Star PartyO-152017/Mar/23 22:59:45This superb globular showed ~100+ stars, with thousands granulated in the 9mm UW.
NGC 546614h 5m 30s28 32' 0"9.111.0Cl, L, vRi, vmC, st 11...BC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A faint, large globular, but ~100 stars were seen with averted vision
NGC 563414h 29m 36s-5 59' 0"9.64.9glob. cl. , vB, cL, R, gbM, rrr st 19, *8 sfBC-82008/Mar/25 03:00:00 Not found in tonight's moon washed skies.
NGC 563414h 29m 36s-5 59' 0"9.64.9glob. cl. , vB, cL, R, gbM, rrr st 19, *8 sfBC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00 This looked smaller than its listed 9 arc minutes. The cluster was well granulated, but not resolved. Tonight's seeing is poor, but the skies are very transparent. There is a light but gusty wind.
NGC 569414h 39m 36s-26 32' 0"10.23.6cB, cS, R, psbM, r, *9.5 spLBRPC-112010/Apr/11 0:21:52A very faint, small smudge, drowning in the southern "soup" of light pollution.
Pal 515h 16m 5.25s0 6' 41.8"11.758.0eefLBRPO-182012/Jun/17 12:29:27An very faint but obvious spot in the night sky.
NGC 589715h 17m 24s-21 1' 0"8.612.6glob. cl. , pF, L, viR, vgbM, rrrPC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00 3-5 stars were seen with direct vision, 30-50 with averted. There was strong granulation as well. Still, a fairly faint cluster.
NGC 590415h 18m 36s2 5' 0"5.817.4!!, glob. cl. , vB, L, eCM, st 11...15; = M5BC-82007/Jun/06 22:00:00A most glorious Globular cluster, even when viewed in the light pollution of my backyard. Approximately 30-50 stars were visible with direct vision, and hundreds with averted vision.
NGC 590415h 18m 36s2 5' 0"5.817.4!!, glob. cl. , vB, L, eCM, st 11...15; = M5BC-82007/May/11 22:00:00A dazzler, as always. Wow! This old globular has some unexpectedly bright blue stars in it.
NGC 590415h 18m 36s2 5' 0"5.817.4!!, glob. cl. , vB, L, eCM, st 11...15; = M5Little TychoC-82014/Apr/24 4:9:36A gorgeous cluster, on this dark, clear, steady night.
NGC 609316h 17m 0s-22 59' 0"7.28.9!! glob. cl. , vB, L, vmbM (var*), rrr, st 14; = MBC-82008/Jul/25 22:00:00AKA M 80. A faint ball of mist, awash in the light pollution of our urban, southern sky. Needs a revisit in dark skies, this is a spectacular cluster there.
NGC 612116h 23m 36s-26 32' 0"5.926.3Cl, 8 or 10 B st line, with 5 st, rrr; = M4PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00 A large, bright, loose cluster. Approximately 50 stars were seen with direct vision. There is a distinct bar of stars, running through the center of the cluster, in position angle 10°.
NGC 614416h 27m 18s-26 2' 0"9.19.3Cl, cL, mC, gbM, rrrPC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00 This was fainter than expected, but the skies were perhaps not totally dark, and the cluster was still in the eastern dome of commercial light. A few stars were seen with averted vision. Between Antares and M4
NGC 613916h 27m 42s-38 51' 0"9.25.5B, pL, R, psbM, rrPinnaclesC-112010/Jul/3 23:36:45Faint, diffuse, unresolved cluster, small, bright nucleus.
NGC 617116h 32m 30s-13 3' 0"8.110.0glob. cl. , L, vRi, vmC, R, rrr; = M107BC-82008/Jun/12 01:30:00AKA M 107. Missed this one. Perhaps a finder chart would show it. The deep sky does not do well in light polluted skies.
NGC 617116h 32m 30s-13 3' 0"8.110.0glob. cl. , L, vRi, vmC, R, rrr; = M107PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00~ 100 stars seen with averted vision. Not bright
NGC 617116h 32m 30s-13 3' 0"8.110.0glob. cl. , L, vRi, vmC, R, rrr; = M107PC-112009/Apr/18 22:30:00Faint, looks like its pictures
NGC 620516h 41m 42s36 28' 0"5.916.6!! glob. cl. , eB, vRi, vgeCM, st 11...; = M13BC-82007/Jun/22 23:00:00A glorious sight, despite the moonlight. Hundreds of stars, in a glow of thousands, like spilled sugar.
NGC 620516h 41m 42s36 28' 0"5.916.6!! glob. cl. , eB, vRi, vgeCM, st 11...; = M13PC-82008/May/28 23:00:00This cluster was truly dazzling, as when observed with my well dark adapted eye, it looked extremely bright with hundreds of stars enveloped in a bright nebulosity of all the fainter ones.
NGC 620516h 41m 42s36 28' 0"5.916.6!! glob. cl. , eB, vRi, vgeCM, st 11...; = M13Little TychoC-82013/Jun/15 0:40:29The 2.8mm gives a lovely view! About 100 stars are visible, and they appear quite pointlight, despite the high power.
NGC 620516h 41m 42s36 28' 0"5.916.6!! glob. cl. , eB, vRi, vgeCM, st 11...; = M13Little TychoC-82017/Jun/3 23:4:34A glorious sight, even in moonwashed, light polluted skies.
NGC 622916h 47m 0s47 32' 0"9.44.5glob. cl. , vB, L, R, disc & F border, rBC-82007/Jun/22 23:00:00 Looks like a bright elliptical galaxy. There was the slightest bit of mottling in the cluster, visible with averted vision and 163x. It looked more condensed than its class VII type indicates. Early observers (Herschel, Webb) saw this as a planetary nebula. The brightest stars are reported as 15.5 Mv, it's not suprising that I didn't resolve this one!
NGC 622916h 47m 0s47 32' 0"9.44.5glob. cl. , vB, L, R, disc & F border, rLittle TychoC-82013/Aug/14 22:13:6The cluster seemed granulated, probably by averted imagination!
NGC 621816h 47m 12s-1 57' 0"6.614.5!! glob. cl. , vB, vL, iR, gmbM, rrr, st 10...; =BC-82008/Apr/02 02:00:00As large as M5, but more sparse. This cluster needs rural skies to be seen to full advantage.
NGC 621816h 47m 12s-1 57' 0"6.614.5!! glob. cl. , vB, vL, iR, gmbM, rrr, st 10...; =PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A large, loose cluster. Approximately 75 stars were seen with direct vision.
NGC 623516h 53m 24s-22 11' 0"10.25.0pB, cL, iR, rrr, st 14...16Little TychoC-82010/Jun/19 1:30:12A faint smudge, on the edge of visibility.
NGC 625416h 57m 6s-4 6' 0"6.615.1! glob. cl. , B, vL, R, gvmbM, rrr, st 10...15; =PC-82007/Sep/12 21:30:00 A large, loose globular. It's quite bright. A few 12-13 mv stars, the rest a granulated mass of fainter stars. (Brightness from Hurley et al, Astronomical Journal, vol. 98, Dec. 1989, p. 2124-2145)
NGC 626617h 1m 12s-30 7' 0"6.614.1! glob. cl. , vB, L, gmbM, rrr, st 14...16; = M62PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A bright, well granulated cluster. A few stars were visible with averted vision. The cluster's south east portion was obscured.
NGC 627317h 2m 36s-26 16' 0"7.213.5glob. cl. , vB, L, R, vCM, rrr, st 16; = M19PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00 A large, bright, and rich cluster. 3-5 stars were visible with direct vision, and around 100 with averted. In a rich area of the Milky Way.
NGC 628417h 4m 30s-24 46' 0"9.05.6glob. cl. , B, L, R, CM, rrr, st 16...PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A small cluster, barely granulated with averted vision.
NGC 628717h 5m 12s-22 42' 0"9.25.1glob. cl. , cB, L, R, gmpCM, rrr, st 16pinnaclesC-112009/Sep/13 21:39:21A faint, loose, small GC, I managed to resolve about 20 stars.
NGC 629317h 10m 12s-26 35' 0"8.27.9glob. cl. , vB, L, R, psbM, rrr, st 16PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A nice cluster, which looks like spilled sugar with averted vision.
NGC 630417h 14m 30s-29 28' 0"8.46.8glob. cl. , B, cL, R, lbM, rrr, st 16PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A small faint patch, smaller than it's listed 8 arc minute diameter.
NGC 631617h 16m 36s-28 8' 0"9.04.9glob. cl. , cB, pS, R, gvmbM, rrr, st 16PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A faint cluster, barely granulated. It's smaller than it's listed 9 arc minutes.
NGC 634117h 17m 6s43 8' 0"6.511.2glob. cl. , vB, vL, eCM, rrr, st S; = M92BC-82007/Jun/09 22:00:00Partially resolved at 80x. A color-magnitude graph found online shows that most of the stars are fainter than 14 Mv. Weird. I saw at least 30 of them, and granulation indicating many more. I suspect that Burnham, who mentions that the stars are 12th and below is correct. A most magnificient assemblage of stars.
NGC 634117h 17m 6s43 8' 0"6.511.2glob. cl. , vB, vL, eCM, rrr, st S; = M92Little TychoC-82013/Jul/29 22:25:15I managed to see around 30 stars in the cluster in the 2.8mm.
NGC 632517h 18m 0s-23 46' 0"10.74.3pF, L, R, rrPC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00This cluster looks like a faint, diffuse E0 galaxy. There was no granulation.
NGC 633317h 19m 12s-18 31' 0"7.99.3glob. cl. , B, L, R, eCM, rrr, st 14; = M9PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00 A bright, glowing mass of stars. Approximately 100 seen with averted and direct vision. Averted vision was washed out by the brightness of the mass of stars.
NGC 634217h 21m 12s-19 35' 0"9.93.0cB, pS, lE, erpinnaclesC-112009/Sep/13 21:44:46A rather small GC, the stars are faint, I only glimpsed ~4 of them. The center was fairly bright.
NGC 635617h 23m 36s-17 49' 0"8.47.2glob. cl. , vB, cL, vgvmbM, rrr, st 20PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A small, bright cluster. It looked granulated, despite the HRNGC's assertion that the stars were 20th Mv and below.
NGC 635517h 24m 0s-26 21' 0"9.65.0cF, L, R, gbM, rrrLBRPC-112010/Jul/1 23:16:33A faint smudge, like an E0 galaxy.
IC 125717h 27m 6s-7 6' 0"F, pL, lbMPC-82007/Sep/12 21:45:00 One of the faintest objects I've ever seen. It was a barely preceptible but persistent brightening of the sky. A 13.7 magnitude star just south of it was easily seen. SEDS gives its overall integrated magnitude as 13.1. An HR diagram (Harris, et al, Astronomical Journal v.113, p.688-691 (1997)) shows it's brightest star to be 16 mv. Other data:http://www.mporzio.astro.it/~marco/gc/
IC 125717h 27m 6s-7 6' 0"F, pL, lbMLBRPC-112010/Jul/1 23:23:57EEF! Averted Imagination only. Check against Wiki Sky.
IC 125717h 27m 6s-7 6' 0"F, pL, lbMPinnaclesC-112010/Jul/3 23:03:57EEF! The most gossamer smudge, but exactly where WikiSky showed it. Probably the faintest thing I've ever seen.
IC 125717h 27m 6s-7 6' 0"F, pL, lbMPinnaclesC-112011/May/30 00:05:00A bit south (~2 arc minutes) of its position in the Sinnott NGC.
IC 125717h 27m 6s-7 6' 0"F, pL, lbMLBRPC-112013/Jul/6 23:22:31Extremly faint, if seen at all.
IC 125717h 27m 6s-7 6' 0"F, pL, lbMYork Co Star PartyC-112016/Jul/27 23:59:42A large, very faint blob. Glimpsed in the 19mm, but not visible in the 12.5. The night itself is fairly hazy. A miracle I saw it at all.
NGC 636617h 27m 42s-5 5' 0"10.08.3F, L, vlbMPC-82007/Sep/12 21:45:00A faint, diffuse object at the southern end of a 4 star chain. Hard to see.
NGC 638817h 36m 18s-44 44' 0"6.98.7glob. cl. , vB, L, R, pg, psvmbM, rrr, st 17...PinnaclesC-112010/Jul/3 23:32:16Bright, but barely granulated.
NGC 640217h 37m 36s-3 15' 0"7.611.7! glob. cl. , B, vL, R, eRi, vgmbM, rrrpinnaclesC-112009/Sep/13 21:49:36AKA M 14. A large, bright, well resolved GC. I managed to glimpse ~100 stars, and 10-15 were plainly visible.
NGC 640117h 38m 36s-23 55' 0"9.55.6pB, pL, R, *12 f invPinnaclesC-112009/Sep/13 21:56:8A faint cluster, very close to the horizon. Tonight's seeing is terrible, there is a wind gusting to 15mph. I could not resolve any stars. There is a 10mv foreground star (HD 160023) on the cluster's SE edge. It is unlikely I would have resolved it anyway, as the brightest stars come in at 16 mv.
Pal 717h 43m 42.2s26 13' 21"11.551.2eef LBRPC-112012/Oct/12 20:20:21An extremely faint brightening of the sky. It would never have been found without the Night Assistant finder chart.
NGC 642617h 44m 54s3 0' 0"11.23.2vF, cL, E, vlbMLBRPC-112010/Jul/1 23:32:21An extremely faint cluster, invisible in the 30mm, hardly seen in the 18. No resolution.
NGC 644017h 48m 54s-20 22' 0"9.75.4pB, pL, R, bMPC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A small, faint cluster, not granulated.
NGC 644117h 50m 12s-37 3' 0"7.47.8glob. cl. , vB, pL, R, vgmbM, rrr, st 18PinnaclesC-112010/Jul/3 23:25:36A tight, compact cluster very near a bright M (?) star. Resolved in the 12.5mm.
NGC 645317h 50m 54s-34 36' 0"9.93.5cL, iR, pmbM, rPinnaclesC-112010/Jul/3 23:39:14A very small, faint patch.
NGC 649617h 59m 0s-44 16' 0"9.26.9neb + Cl, pL, mE, gvlbMPinnaclesC-112010/Jul/3 23:43:30A very loose cluster, quite faint and diffuse.
NGC 651718h 1m 48s-8 58' 0"10.34.3pB, pL, R, rrLittle TychoC-82010/Jun/19 1:15:13An extremly low contrast brightening of the sky. Invisible in the 25, barely visible in the 12.5.
NGC 652218h 3m 36s-30 2' 0"8.65.6glob. cl. , B, pL, R, gvmbM, rrr, st 16PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A small, faint cluster, not granulated. In the same field as N 6528, both of which are north of Gamma Sgr.
NGC 653518h 3m 48s-0 18' 0"10.63.6pF, L, diam 1' or 2'LBRPC-112010/Jul/1 22:58:24A rather faint blob, but there was a hint of resolution in it. Very loose, class X? Burnham: class XI.
NGC 653918h 4m 48s-7 35' 0"9.66.9no descriptionLittle TychoC-82010/May/20 2:46:52Field found, not found.
NGC 653918h 4m 48s-7 35' 0"9.66.9no descriptionPinnaclesC-112010/Jul/3 23:6:33An obvious, faint smudge. No resolution.
NGC 652818h 4m 48s-30 3' 0"9.53.7glob. cl. , pF, cS, R, gbM, rrr, st 16PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A small, faint cluster, not granulated. In the same field as N 6522, both of which are north of Gamma Sgr.
NGC 654418h 7m 18s-25 0' 0"8.38.9cF, pL, iR, rPC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A small, faint cluster, barely granulated, with a couple of foreground stars in front of it.
NGC 654118h 8m 0s-43 42' 0"6.613.1glob. cl. , B, R, eC, gbM, rrr, st 15...16PinnaclesC-112010/Jul/3 23:45:13A miniature M 13.
NGC 655318h 9m 18s-25 54' 0"8.38.1glob. cl. , F, L, lE, vglbM, rr, st 20LBRPC-112010/Jul/1 23:12:5Faint, large, but barely resolved. In the southern soup, it would be much better south of the equator!
NGC 655818h 10m 18s-31 46' 0"3.7glob. cl. , pB, pL, R, glbM, rrr, st 16PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A small, very faint cluster, not granulated. It was not easy at 163x, and was almost invisible at 36x
IC 127618h 10m 42s-7 12' 0"7.1eeF, vL, v diffic, D* close pLBRPC-112010/Aug/7 22:47:24An extremly faint smudge in tonight's 5mv skies. Tom Corbin verified the find. Very difficult object.
NGC 656918h 13m 36s-31 50' 0"8.75.8glob. cl. , cB, L, R, rrr, st 15...PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A compact cluster whose stars made resolution difficult.
NGC 662418h 23m 42s-30 22' 0"8.35.9glob. cl. , vB, pL, R, rrr, st 16PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A cluster with a bright center. There was a small bit of granulation.
NGC 662618h 24m 30s-24 52' 0"6.911.2!, glob. cl. , vB, L, R, geCM, rrr, st 14...16; = M 82PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00 AKA M 28. A grand sight. There were 30-50 stars seen directly, hundreds with averted vision. In a rich area of the milky way.
NGC 663818h 30m 54s-25 30' 0"9.25.0glob. cl. , B, S, R, rrPC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A faint, compact cluster, granulated with averted vision.
NGC 663718h 31m 24s-32 21' 0"7.77.1glob. cl. , B, L, R, rrr, st 14...16; = M69PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00AKA M 69. A compact, well granulated cluster, a few stars were visible with averted vision within the glowing mass of stars.
NGC 664218h 31m 54s-23 29' 0"8.84.5glob. cl. , pB, pL, iR, gpmbM rrr, st 16PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A small patch in the sky, that gets much brighter in its middle. No real granulation seen.
NGC 665218h 35m 48s-32 59' 0"8.93.5B, S, lE, rrr, st 15PinnaclesC-112010/Jul/3 23:49:16A loose cluster with a bright center, barely resolved.
NGC 665618h 36m 24s-23 54' 0"5.124.0!!, glob. cl. , vB, vL, R, vRi, vmC, st 11...15; M 22PC-82006/Oct/13 23:00:00The brightest of the Sagittarius globulars. Its brilliance is a bit overshadowed by the brightness of the milky way that forms a background to the cluster. The cluster is easily resolved with direct vision, and seemingly hundreds of stars are in plain view. Averted vision shows a luminous mass of stars, looking like a pile of spilled sugar.
NGC 668118h 43m 12s-32 18' 0"8.17.8glob. cl. , B, pL, R, gbM, st 14...17; = M70PinnaclesC-112010/Jul/3 23:54:21Bright center, well resolved, small.
NGC 671218h 53m 6s-8 42' 0"8.27.2glob. cl. , pB, vL, irr, vglbM, rrrBC-82008/Jun/08 02:30:00Not even a discernable smudge in tonight's hazy skies.
NGC 671218h 53m 6s-8 42' 0"8.27.2glob. cl. , pB, vL, irr, vglbM, rrrLBRPC-112012/Aug/16 22:26:37A nice, large, cluster, with a haze of stars, about 10 of them are resolved.
NGC 671718h 55m 6s-22 42' 0"3.9F, S, rr, Cl + nebPC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00 A faint cluster, with an 11th Mv star about 10 arc seconds or so east of it. Both are approximately an arc minute south of Nu Sgr.
NGC 671518h 55m 6s-30 29' 0"7.79.1glob. cl. , vB, L, R, g, smbM, rrr, st 15; = M54PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00AKA 6715. A bright, well granulated cluster, with a few stars seen with averted vision.
NGC 672318h 59m 36s-36 38' 0"7.311.0glob. cl. , vL, vlE, vgbM, rrr, st 14...16PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00A large, loose, faint, and well resolved cluster
NGC 674919h 5m 6s1 47' 0"11.16.3Cl, L, lC, st L & SLBRPC-112010/Jul/1 23:42:36Not found! Check against wiki sky.
NGC 674919h 5m 6s1 47' 0"11.16.3Cl, L, lC, st L & SPinnaclesC-112010/Jul/3 23:3:43A tiny faint smudge, as per the chart.
NGC 676019h 11m 12s1 2' 0"9.16.6pB, pL, vglbMpinnaclesC-112009/Sep/13 22:4:35A medium sized GC, stars faint, ~5-10 glimpsed, in a rich field of the milky way. The brightest stars are 15mv.
NGC 677919h 16m 36s30 11' 0"8.37.1glob. cl. , B, L, iR, gvmCM, rrr, st 11...14; = M56BC-82006/Oct/08 20:00:00 Nebulous at 50x, a few stars are resolved at 133x.
NGC 677919h 16m 36s30 11' 0"8.37.1glob. cl. , B, L, iR, gvmCM, rrr, st 11...14; = M56BC-82007/Jun/21 03:00:00A low contrast clump of faint stars, rather loose, as it was resolved to it's core. Resolution was tricky with the bright sky plus the milky way.
NGC 677919h 16m 36s30 11' 0"8.37.1glob. cl. , B, L, iR, gvmCM, rrr, st 11...14; = M56PC-82008/Jul/03 00:00:00~ 25 stars were seen with direct vision, 100+ with averted. In a rich part of the milky way.
NGC 677919h 16m 36s30 11' 0"8.37.1glob. cl. , B, L, iR, gvmCM, rrr, st 11...14; = M56Little TychoC-82015/Sep/18 22:6:9Large, very faint in these light polluted skies. A bit granulated, but not well resolved.
NGC 680919h 40m 0s-30 58' 0"7.019.0glob. cl. , pB, L, R, vRi, vgbM, st 12...15; = M55PC-82007/Oct/13 21:00:00 A bright, large, loose globular with quite a few bright stars involved with it. I estimated these to be 11.5 mv. Oddly, the color magnitude diagram shows only 1 or 2 12th magnitude stars, and quite a few 14th and below stars. The cluster was easily resolved.
Pal 1119h 45m 14.4s-8 0' 26"9.810.0Very faint GCYork Co Star PartyC-112016/Jul/27 23:35:42The faintest of smudges, in the place indicated by the night assistant chart. Tonight's hazy skies made it much more difficult.
NGC 683819h 53m 48s18 47' 0"8.37.2Cl, vL, vRi, pmC, st 11...16; = M71BC-82006/Sep/17 21:00:0015-20 stars were seen with averted vision, emeshed in the granulated haze of the rest of the cluster.
NGC 683819h 53m 48s18 47' 0"8.37.2Cl, vL, vRi, pmC, st 11...16; = M71BC-82007/Aug/17 22:00:00Perhaps a slight brightening of the sky, pretty much invisible in tonight's washed out skies.
NGC 683819h 53m 48s18 47' 0"8.37.2Cl, vL, vRi, pmC, st 11...16; = M71Little TychoC-82014/Aug/29 22:35:46A rather loose globular cluster. About 15 stars seen, the rest a haze.
NGC 686420h 6m 6s-21 55' 0"8.66.0glob. cl. , B, pL, R, vmbMBN, rr; = M75PC-82007/Sep/12 22:00:00A bright, compact globular cluster. It's quite striking. I barely could granulate this cluster. The brightest stars in the cluster are only 14th mv. (Catelan, M et al. in The Astronomical Journal, Volume124, Issue 1, pp. 364-378.)
NGC 693420h 34m 12s7 24' 0"8.95.9glob. cl. , B, L, R, rrr, st 16..., *9 pBC-82006/Sep/17 21:00:00 Rather faint, I could barely granulate the cluster.
NGC 694120h 36m 18s-4 38' 0"13eF, lE, lbMPinnaclesC-112010/Jul/3 23:15:1EEF, almost starlike. Very hard to see, even in tonight's excellent skies. (Listed as a Globular by the new NGC, it's actually a face on SBc.)
NGC 698120h 53m 30s-12 32' 0"9.45.9glob. cl. , pB, pL, R, gmCM, rrr; = M72PC-82007/Oct/13 21:00:00 A faint, but resolvable globular. The stars are 14 mv and fainter, although with averted vision, the cluster was well granulated. I expect I was glimpsing 15th mv stars. Much smaller than M55.
NGC 700621h 1m 30s16 11' 0"10.62.8B, pL, R, gbMPC-82006/Oct/13 23:00:00 An extremely distant cluster. Faint, but easily seen in these dark skies. Granulated, and almost resolved. It's always nice to use Gamma Del as a setting circle check when locating NGC 7006.
NGC 700621h 1m 30s16 11' 0"10.62.8B, pL, R, gbMLittle TychoC-82012/Oct/17 21:14:54A faint, but definite, smudge. Almost invisible in the 24mm, best in the 9mm.
NGC 700621h 1m 30s16 11' 0"10.62.8B, pL, R, gbMLBRPC-112014/Sep/20 21:43:11An obvious, round patch, without a hint of resolution in either the 19 or 12.5mm.
NGC 700621h 1m 30s16 11' 0"10.62.8B, pL, R, gbMLittle TychoC-82016/Aug/28 23:10:0The distant globular is a faint blob. Glimpsed in the 24 and 9, it's slightly better in the 15mm.
NGC 707821h 30m 0s12 10' 0"6.412.3!, glob. cl. , vB, vL, iR, vsmbM, rrr, st vS; = M15BC-82006/Nov/09 19:00:00 At 500x, this cluster is amazing. Approximately 100-300 stars are resolved, with beautiful chains of stars seeming to come from the center of the cluster. At 50x, the stars were so compressed that it was difficult to see any resolution.
NGC 707821h 30m 0s12 10' 0"6.412.3!, glob. cl. , vB, vL, iR, vsmbM, rrr, st vS; = M15BC-82006/Oct/21 20:00:00 A field of sparklers at 500x. Even the core is partially resolved. Lovely!
NGC 707821h 30m 0s12 10' 0"6.412.3!, glob. cl. , vB, vL, iR, vsmbM, rrr, st vS; = M15BC-82007/Sep/01 22:00:00 This was spectacular in the 8.8mm Meade wide field eyepiece, even in the moonlight.
NGC 707821h 30m 0s12 10' 0"6.412.3!, glob. cl. , vB, vL, iR, vsmbM, rrr, st vS; = M15Little TychoC-82013/Aug/17 2:16:5Superb in tonight's excellent seeing. About 50 stars visible with direct vision. Best in the 6mm.
NGC 707821h 30m 0s12 10' 0"6.412.3!, glob. cl. , vB, vL, iR, vsmbM, rrr, st vS; = M15LBRPC-112014/Sep/20 21:47:58Beautifully resolved in the 12.5mm. A blaze of glowing stardust in tonight's clear, dark skies.
NGC 707821h 30m 0s12 10' 0"6.412.3!, glob. cl. , vB, vL, iR, vsmbM, rrr, st vS; = M15Little TychoC-82015/Jul/24 3:44:57An always glorious cluster. Best in the 6mm, with its hundreds of stars glimpsed with averted vision on this fairly dark night.
NGC 708921h 33m 30s-0 49' 0"6.512.9!!, glob. cl. , B, vL, gpmbM, rrr, st eS; = M2PC-82006/Oct/13 23:00:00 A superb globular. It stands alone in a sparsly populated region of the sky, and is extremely condensed. It was well resolved in the Celestron, but I found myself wishing for a telescope ten times its aperture, and dark skies to go with it.
NGC 709921h 40m 24s-23 11' 0"7.511.0!, glob. cl. , B, L, lE, gpmbM, st 12...16; = M30PC-82007/Sep/12 22:45:00 A loose globular, with stars 11.5... mv. Not as striking as M 75. The published H-R diagram shows the brightest stars are 12... mv (Buonanno, R, et all in Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, vol. 74, no.3, Sept. 1998)
Pal 1221h 46m 38.84s-21 15' 9.4"122.9eefFall Star PartyC-112014/Nov/18 19:44:37The always blotchy sky shows a persistent blotch about a 11mv triple. A pair of 14mv stars just west of the cluster were sighted.
NGC 749223h 8m 24s-15 37' 0"11.56.2eF, L, Cl of eF stPC-82006/Oct/13 23:00:00 This was just a extremely subtle brightening of the sky. It was not granulated. It was more easily seen when the telescope was slewing. That I saw it at all with a 20cm was amazing. A very challenging object.