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#1 Mazerski

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Posted 06 June 2022 - 10:37 AM

Hello,

 

I was scanning sky last night with 12.5" NewMoon and PVS7 (with 642 IR filter) and spotted a very nice Globular Cluster close to the Crescent Nebula in Sagittarius. 

The blue cursor is where the scope is pointing, and the AZ / ALT coordinates as displayed on a Nexus DSC.

 

Terzan 5 maybe - but based on an online star map the GC is not close to the Crescent. 

Any thoughts?

 

Note: Use SkySafari 5 Pro

 

Thanks == Mark

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Posted 06 June 2022 - 11:00 AM

Try NGC 6440?

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Posted 06 June 2022 - 11:09 AM

Ardent, thank you… that’s it. It only shows is SS5 by typing. 



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Posted 06 June 2022 - 11:28 AM

Play with your settings. For some reason you have Messier globulars but not NGC. 

I also suggest you turn off the Proper Names under Deep Sky settings so it will display the NGC numbers instead, because most people know the Crescent Nebula in Cygnus (NGC 6888) instead of the one in Sagittarius . Using the NGC will help identifying unknowns. 

 

Since NV is so good for globulars, it’s important to find and identify them. 
 

Attached is a view of the same area with SS6 on iPhone. 
 

Good viewing! 

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Posted 06 June 2022 - 11:53 AM

SkySafari can take some getting used to to show all objects. Play with the limiting magnitude sliders. Even then, it has some trouble, especially with Sharpless. I find using lists and highlighting them easier to work with. Hwre is a list of globs, Sharpless objects, and brighter Jupiter Trojans to get you started.

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#6 Mazerski

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Posted 06 June 2022 - 12:21 PM

I got it... thank you both for the useful and valuable info / data.


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