Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: Palomar 10
RA: 19h 18.2m DEC: +18° 34'
Constellation: SGE
Type: Globular cluster
Magnitude: 13.2
Size: 3.5'
Classification: XII
Description: 13"-vF,pS,sBM at 100X, no* reslvd at 320X
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 16/17.9.2006 22:40
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 176xFilter: -
Field: 23'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.7
Visuality: VHeight: 42°
Weather: +8°C
Description: This has been a too difficult object for long time but I finally caught it. Good skies and equipment...and less good observer. Palomar 10 appeared occasionally as a very faint haze without clear shape with extremely averted vision at 176x. Some faint stars can be detectable on the south and east edges. Tough one.
Updated: 27.9.2006 21:11