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#1 Alan French

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:12 AM

For years I've always followed a visit to M13 with a visit to M92, but about two years ago I added NGC 6229. 

 

Anyone who asks to see M13, or simply gets shown M13, gets views of all three.

 

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:22 AM

Just checked, and that's not on my list yet. Will have to check it out once the clouds clear!

 

Stellarium shows it as more of an open cluster, but the picture from wikipedia makes it look quite promising. 



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Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:32 PM

NGC 6229 is definitely a globular.  A good appetizer for the other two.  


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#4 Alan French

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 09:22 PM

Just checked, and that's not on my list yet. Will have to check it out once the clouds clear!

 

Stellarium shows it as more of an open cluster, but the picture from wikipedia makes it look quite promising.

It's a globular cluster.

 

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#5 John Fitzgerald

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 10:01 PM

Just checked, and that's not on my list yet. Will have to check it out once the clouds clear!

 

Stellarium shows it as more of an open cluster, but the picture from wikipedia makes it look quite promising. 

NGC 6229 is definitely a globular cluster.  

 

http://cs.astronomy....00_1_2D00_1.jpg


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 10:17 PM

Sorry for the misunderstanding, yes it is a GC, but the image I saw from Stellarium made it look like an OC. 



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Posted 28 August 2019 - 10:42 PM

And don't forget Palomar 14!



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Posted 29 August 2019 - 11:04 AM

And don't forget Palomar 14!

But not going on my list of globulars I show folks in Hercules.

 

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 02:01 PM

Easily located a NGC 6229 by star hopping in my Skywatcher 130mm f/5 PDS reflector.

At low power 30mm UFF (~ 22X) an out off focus “star” forming a near perfect equilateral triangle with 2 magnitude 8 stars.

Increased the magnification to 93X (DeLite 7mm) - obvious very small smudge 



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Posted 01 September 2019 - 05:37 PM

I have been optimizing my equipment since my S&T article on globulars (July, 2017, p57).  With a Baader BBHS silver diagonal, 1.6X Extender-Q and a top end NVD Micro intensifier the OGS RC-10 now shows 6229 with a very intense core of a dozen stars with another couple of dozen floating around the periphery.  Being a chemist, it probably isn't a surprise that I was immediately struck by its resemblance to pictures commonly used to represent an atom.


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#11 Tyson M

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 05:41 PM

Never seen this one.  I hope to add it to my observing list before its time is up for me this season. 

 

Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 06 September 2019 - 02:07 PM

My 4 for Hercules"

HER GC Palomar14                  
HER GC 6205 M13
HER GC 6229          
HER GC 6341 M92



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Posted 06 September 2019 - 02:43 PM

Easily located a NGC 6229 by star hopping in my Skywatcher 130mm f/5 PDS reflector.

At low power 30mm UFF (~ 22X) an out off focus “star” forming a near perfect equilateral triangle with 2 magnitude 8 stars.

Increased the magnification to 93X (DeLite 7mm) - obvious very small smudge 

Consistent with my observation of 6229 on Sep. 4 with a 120 mm refractor.




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