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kfiscus
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My favorite globular cluster
      #5965172 - 07/11/13 04:19 AM

Read on- this is in the correct forum.

I LOVE Palomar 8, the glob that let me finally find PLUTO. This was the hardest I've ever worked to see anything in my life. Pal 8 is mag 10.9, Pluto is 14.0. The glob will serve as a handy guidepost for the next few days. It makes a readily-identifiable rectangle with 3 mag 10ish stars. The rectangle steers you to mag 12 double by a corner, and then the work begins. Pluto is traveling across a void just to the south of the double. See the finder chart in the June 2013 Sky & Telescope, page 53 (just to the right of the binding).


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Re: My favorite globular cluster new [Re: kfiscus]
      #5966194 - 07/11/13 06:44 PM

My favorite globular cluster is M-22, which readily resolves into stars through a 4-inch, and easily shows color among the brightest members through my 15-inch, Close behind it are M-15, M-4, M-5, and Omega Centauri.

Taras


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kfiscus
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Re: My favorite globular cluster new [Re: Achernar]
      #5966452 - 07/11/13 10:18 PM

Achernar, I was trolling for people to reply that I was in the wrong forum with a deep sky subject. I really want anyone contemplating finding Pluto to jump at the next clear night with the dim glob leading searchers to their quarry.

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blb
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Re: My favorite globular cluster new [Re: kfiscus]
      #5966995 - 07/12/13 09:08 AM

I thought that was what you were doing. Anyway I think using any deep sky object to find Pluto or any other object isn't a bad idea. Glad it worked for you.

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Ed D
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Re: My favorite globular cluster new [Re: kfiscus]
      #5967138 - 07/12/13 10:30 AM

Aren't you in the wrong forum?

Quote:

Achernar, I was trolling for people to reply that I was in the wrong forum with a deep sky subject.




Seriously, that sounds like a winner of an idea. The only reason I have been able to see Pluto is that I was using a friend's GO-TO and just for the heck of it I told it to find Pluto. BTW, it's a planet and I don't care what anyone else says!

Ed D


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Kraus
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Re: My favorite globular cluster new [Re: Ed D]
      #5975586 - 07/17/13 08:57 AM


I'll post again. Several responses disappeared.

I vote for Messier #5. And I shall label the open cluster just behind it NGC 5.1


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Re: My favorite globular cluster new [Re: Kraus]
      #5977054 - 07/17/13 11:44 PM

Quote:


I'll post again. Several responses disappeared.

I vote for Messier #5. And I shall label the open cluster just behind it NGC 5.1




You probably mean M5.1, right?


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Kraus
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Re: My favorite globular cluster new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5977537 - 07/18/13 09:48 AM


OK. I'll go with that. It does need a label.

And how's your LX-200 doing for you Rick? Cactus Patch observatory. I take it you're in the desert-dry and clear skies every night? You know looking everynight with that LX-200 14 incher might wear away the optics. You should be careful. It can happen.


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