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#1 PeterDob

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:04 AM

With all the attention for the nova, I thought it would be a good idea to mention that the seemingly insignificant constellation of Delphinus houses a few other treasures. One of these is undoubtedly this nice globular cluster. It's of mag 10,6 so some aperture and dark skies are required. Apart from three little stars I also wasn't able to resolve it because it's so faint and compact (distance 137.000 LY). But I could clearly see a pentagonal shape.

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#2 niteskystargazer

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:15 AM

Peter,

Nice sketch of the NGC 7006 :),

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 12:57 PM

Wow, another masterpiece. I really enjoy your night sketches. So beautiful.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:19 PM

You must have very good skies to see any hint of resolution on NGC-7006, even though it is much closer than previously believed. Probably the downward revision to it's distance was the absoption from interstellar dust and gas betwee NGC-7006 and Earth was greater than previously thought. Even so, the brightest stars could scarcely be 16th magnitude at best. Good drawing of this both easy and frustrating object. It is fairly easy to find and shows up in my 6-inch, but it remains featureless or nearly so even through my 15-inch.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:14 PM

nice sketch

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:13 PM

Nicely done Peter. I'll look for this one tonight whilst checking the Nova. Thanks for the new target!

#7 PeterDob

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:16 AM

Thank you very much, guys!

@Taras: Also in my 18" it remained fuzzy and featureless. Although it wasn't an even fuzziness and that's what I've tried to reflect in my sketch. But on the contrary it's probably you who's got the better sky because seeing it with a 6"... It was already tough enough with mine under my mountain skies. :D

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:51 AM

Peter,

Excellent sketch of this fine globular cluster.

Back in 1980 after I finished building my 10 inch telescope, I swept across the sky while looking through the eyepiece in light polluted skies and hit this globular NGC 7006 and immediately thought it to be a comet until I got the star atlas out.

Frank :)






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