Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 288Other name: ESO 474-SC37
RA: 0h 52.8m DEC: -26° 35'
Constellation: SCL
Type: Globular cluster
Magnitude: 8.1
Size: 13.8'
Classification: X
Description: B,L,lE,st 12...16
Notes: H VI 20,loose structured globular
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Roque Bentaiga, Gran Canary, Spain
Date: 3/4.2.2005 23:05
Instrument: Newton 110/805 mm
Magnification: 107xFilter: -
Field: 28'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6
Visuality: IIHeight: 14°
Weather: +10°C, windy
Description: Quite attractive globular cluster on the bright western sky. Due the low altitude this object was unresolved but clearly granular. The brightest stars are 12 mag. There are three brighter areas, one in core, one on the west corner and one on the east edge. The core is elongated in NW-SE direction.
Updated: 23.3.2005 22:52