David's Astronomy Pages (Stellar & Deep Sky)
Globular Clusters

Gallery of Globular Cluster images taken with my 8 " LX200 telescope / ST-7E Camera and 12" LX200R telescope/ST-10XME camera

Bullet Globular Clusters
 
Globular Clusters - Messier   

Other Globular Clusters

Bullet M2 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M3 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M4 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M5 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M9 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M10 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M12 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M13 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M14 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M15 - Globular Cluster 
Bullet M19 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M22 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M28 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M30 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M53 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M56 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M71 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M72 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M75 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M80 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M92 - Globular Cluster
Bullet M107 - Globular Cluster
Bullet NGC 288 - Globular Cluster
Bullet NGC 2419 - Globular Cluster ("Intergalactic Wanderer")
Bullet NGC 5053 - Globular Cluster
Bullet NGC 5466 - Globular Cluster (H VI-9)
Bullet NGC 5634 - Globular Cluster
Bullet NGC 5897 - Globular Cluster
Bullet NGC 6229 - Globular Cluster
Bullet NGC 6342 - Globular Cluster
Bullet NGC 6356 - Globular Cluster
Bullet NGC 6440 - Globular Cluster
Bullet NGC 6517 - Globular Cluster
Bullet NGC 6535 - Globular Cluster
Bullet NGC 6712 - Globular Cluster
Bullet NGC 6934 - Globular Cluster
Bullet NGC 7006 - Globular Cluster
Bullet NGC 7492 - Globular Cluster
 
Bullet IC 1276 - Globular Cluster
 
Bullet Palomar 2 - Globular Cluster
Bullet Palomar 3 - Globular Cluster
Bullet Palomar 4 - Globular Cluster
Bullet Palomar 5 - Globular Cluster
 
Bullet Globular Clusters in M31

 

 


Globular Clusters

Being compact and relatively bright,  globular clusters make good telescope subjects. 
This page shows range of  

M13 Globular cluster (Hercules)
Hand-Drawing (1999)    CCD Colour Image (2005) 
Image   Image
Inverted from Original Sketches, 
F10/8" LX200 26mm, x77, 41' FOV
1999-08-28
Luminance 3x20s (average), Blue 3x30s (average) with  x1.8 weighting
Green 3x30s (average), Red 3x30s (average)
2005-06-06  23:19 h UT (#88004-15)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
 
M92 Globular cluster (Hercules) 
Hand-Drawing (1999)     CCD Colour Image (2005) 
Image   Image
Inverted from Original Sketches, 
F10/8" LX200 26mm, x77, 41' FOV
1999-08-28
CCD Colour Image (LRGB)
Luminance 3x20s (average), Blue 3x30s (average) with  x1.15 weighting
Green 3x20s (average), Red 3x20s (average)
2005-06-06  23:38 h UT (#88023-34)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

 

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M2 - Globular Cluster

M2 (Aquarius) 
Image
CCD Image (Logarithmic Scaling)
5 x 20 sec exposure (average), clear filter
2005-08-14  21:59 h UT (#92080-84)
8" LX200 classic + ST-7e
  
Image
CCD Image (Logarithmic Scaling, 75% size, cropped)
4 x 15s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 21:55h UT (#603271-74)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
[ 100% size ]

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M3 - Globular Cluster

M3 (Canes Venatici)

Image

CCD Image (50% size reduction, log scaling cropped)
15s sec exposure (single frame), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-05-51 00:08 h UT (#371125)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME
[Larger Image - detail ]

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M4 - Globular Cluster

M4 (Scorpius)

Image

CCD Image (cropped to central area & 60% size reduction)
4 x 20s sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-05-26 23:21 h UT (#369078-82)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME
[ Wider View ]
Image at 5 deg above southern horizon

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M5 - Globular Cluster

M5 (Serpens Caput)
Image
CCD Colour Image (LRGB)
Luminance 3x20s (average), Blue 5x30s (average) with  x1.8 weighting
Green 3x30s (average), Red 3x30s (average)
2005-06-10  00:46 h UT (#89034-47)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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M9 - Globular Cluster

M9 (Ophiuchus)

Image

CCD Image (50% size reduction)
2 x 30s sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-05-26 23:26 h UT (#369086-88)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME
Image at 11 deg above SSE horizon

M9 - detail

Image

CCD Image (cropped)
Image details as above

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M10 - Globular Cluster

M10  (Ophiuchus)
Image
CCD Image 
4 x 20 sec exposure (average), clear filter
2005-08-14  21:40 h UT (#92063-67)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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M12 - Globular Cluster

M12  (Ophiuchus)
Image
CCD Image 
5 x 20 sec exposure (average), clear filter
2005-08-14  21:51 h UT (#92072-76)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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M13 - Globular Cluster

M13 (Hercules)
Image
CCD Colour Image (LRGB, 
Luminance 3x20s (average), Blue 3x30s (average) with  x1.8 weighting
Green 3x30s (average), Red 3x30s (average)
2005-06-06  23:19 h UT (#88004-15)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
  
M13 (Hercules) 
Image
CCD Image 
120s Clear Filter
2005-06-06  23:26 h UT (#88020)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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M14 - Globular Cluster

M14  (Ophiuchus)
Image
CCD Image 
5 x 20 sec exposure (average), clear filter
2005-08-14  21:31 h UT (#92054-58)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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M15 - Globular Cluster

M15 (Pegasus)
Image
CCD Image (Log Scaling, 50% size)
3 x 15s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 22:02h UT (#603281-86)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
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Pease I in M15
Pease I - a planetary nebula in the globular cluster M15 - is the 
small 'red' object whose position is indicated by the white cross-hairs
This false colour image uses Ha filter frame for red, 
and V filter frame for blue and green.
The Pl. Neb. is highlighted due to its high excess of light at Ha wavelengths, 
and appears 'red' compared to normal stars which appear whitish.

Image
False Colour CCD Image (cropped)
Blue & Green : 3 x 45s exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, V Filter 
Red : 6 x 60s exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, Ha Filter 
2010-09-11 00:53hUT (#427158-66)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME
[wider view]

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M19 - Globular Cluster

M19 (Ophiuchus)

Image

CCD Image (35% size reduction)
5 x 15s sec exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter
2009-06-25 23:36 h UT (#373045-49)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

 

M19 - detail

Image

CCD Image (70% size reduction, cropped)
Image details as above

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M22 - Globular Cluster

M22 (Sagittarus)

Image

CCD Image (75% size reduction, cropped)
5 x 20s sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-07-02 23:16 h UT (#374033-37)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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M28 - Globular Cluster

M28 (Sagittarus)

Image

CCD Image (35% size reduction)
5 x 20s sec exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter
2009-07-02 23:34 h UT (#374056-60)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

 

M28 - detail

Image

CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
Image details as above

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M30 - Globular Cluster

M30 (Capricornus)

Image

CCD Image (50% size reduction)
5 x 30s sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-07-28 00:26 h UT (#378204-08)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

 

M30 - detail

Image

CCD Image (Normal size, cropped to central area
Image details as above

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M53 - Globular Cluster

M53 (Coma Berenices)
Image
CCD Image
5 x 20 sec (average combine),  C Filter
2004-12-11 06:53 h UT (#79058-62)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
 

M53 - Mosaic

Image
 CCD Image Mosaic (50% scaling)
60 sec exposure (3x3 frames), 2x2 binning, C Filter 
2006-02-03 02:40h UT (#113098-106)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
(Full Size Mosaic)

 

  M53 - detail
Image
 CCD Image, square root brightness scaling
2 x 60 sec exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter 
2006-12-02 06:23h UT (#156075,77)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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M56 - Globular Cluster

M56 Globular Cluster (Lyra)
Image
CCD  Image 
60s exposure, C filter
2005-10-02 21:35h UT (#96080)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

  

M56 - detail

Image

CCD Image (100% size, square root scale, cropped)
5 x 15s sec exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter
2009-06-26 00:16 h UT (#373104-08)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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M68 - Globular Cluster

M68 (Hydra)

Taken when lying at altitude of only 5.7 degrees
(about the highest altitude this Declination -26d 44m object 
reaches at my NE Scotland site)

Image

CCD Image (cropped to central area)
5 x 30s sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-05-11 21:54 h UT (#368017-21)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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M71 - Globular Cluster

M71 (Sagitta)
Image
CCD Image, 
3 x 60 sec exposure (average combine), 
2x2 binning C, Filter, Linear Scale
2007-08-23  00:03 h UT (#206167-69)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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M72 - Globular Cluster

M72 (Aquarius) 
Image
CCD Image 
3 x 60 sec exposure (average), clear filter
2005-08-14  22:21 h UT (#92105-07)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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M75 - Globular Cluster

M75 (Sagittarus)

Image

CCD Image (66% size reduction, square root scaling, cropped)
10 x 20s sec exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter
2009-07-02 23:39 h UT (#374063-72)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

 

M75 - detail

Image

CCD Image (100% size, log scale scaling, cropped)
Image details as above

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M80 - Globular Cluster

M80 (Scorpius)

Image
CCD Image (logscale, 50% size scaling)
5 x 30 sec exposure (median combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter 
2009-04-22 00:57 h UT  (#364264-68)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

 

M80 - detail

Image
CCD Image (logscale, cropped)
Image details as above

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M92 - Globular Cluster

M92 (Hercules)
Image
CCD Colour Image (LRGB)
Luminance 3x20s (average), Blue 3x30s (average) with  x1.15 weighting
Green 3x20s (average), Red 3x20s (average)
2005-06-06  23:38 h UT (#88023-34)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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M107 - Globular Cluster

M107 (Ophiuchus) 
Image
CCD Image
7 x 1 min (median combine), clear filter
2005-05-13  23:31 h UT (#86169-75)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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NGC 288 - Globular Cluster

NGC 288 / Herschel VI-20 (Sculptor)
Declination -26 deg. Taken whilst at altitude of 6 deg 
Image
CCD Image (Linear scale, 75% size, cropped)
8 x 30 sec exposure,  3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-09-20 00:51 h UT  (#389377-81, 38900-02)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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NGC 2419 - Globular Cluster  ("Intergalactic Wanderer")

NGC 2419 (Lynx)
(adjacent bright star is mag +7.2 star SAO 60232)

 Image
  CCD Image (cropped)
5 x 30s sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2011-01-29 21:14 h UT (#451119-23)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME

  

 NGC 2419 - detail

Image
CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
Image details as above

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NGC 5053 - Globular Cluster

NGC 5053 (Coma Berenices)

Image
 CCD Image
5 x 3 min exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter 
2006-12-02 06:23h UT (#156060-64)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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NGC 5466 - Globular Cluster (H VI-9)

NGC 5466 / Herschel VI-9 (Bootes)

Image

CCD Image 
3 x 90s sec exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter
2008-12-23 06:03 h UT (#336437-39)

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NGC 5634 - Globular Cluster

NGC 5634 (Virgo)
Image 
CCD Image (Log Scale, 35% size)
2 x 45s exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter
2015-05-14 23:06 h UT (#589060-64)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
   
NGC 5634 - detail
Image
CCD Image (Log Scale, cropped)
3 x 30s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2015-05-14 23:06 h UT (#589055-58)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME
[non-cropped image]

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NGC 5897 - Globular Cluster

NGC 5897 (Libra)

Image
CCD Image (50% size scaling)
7 x 30 sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter 
2009-04-2200;48h UT  (#364255-61)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

 

NGC 5897   - detail

Image
CCD Image (cropped)
Image details as above

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NGC 6229 - Globular Cluster

NGC 6229 (Hercules)

Image
CCD Image (35% size, square root scaling)
3 x 60s exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter 
2012-10-21 20:09 hUT (#517052-55)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME

  

NGC 6229 - detail

Image
CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
Square root scaling, gamma modified
Image details as above

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NGC 6342 - Globular Cluster

NGC 6342 (Ophiuchus)

Image

CCD Image (cropped)
3 x 20s sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-05-26 23:31 h UT (#369092-96)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME
Image at 10 deg above SSE horizon

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NGC 6356 - Globular Cluster

NGC 6356 / Herschel I-48 (Ophiuchus)

Image

CCD Image (cropped)
4 x 20s sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-05-26 23:43 h UT (#369111-15)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME
Image at 12 deg above SSE horizon

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NGC 6440 - Globular Cluster

NGC 6440 (Sagittarus)

Image

CCD Image (66% size reduction, cropped)
5 x 20s sec exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter
2009-07-02 23:04 h UT (#374014-18)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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NGC 6517 - Globular Cluster

NGC 6517 / Herschell 199-2 (Ophiuchus) 
Image
CCD Image 
3 x 60 sec exposure (average combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter
2008-09-03 21:30 UT (#299026-28)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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NGC 6535 - Globular Cluster

NGC 6535 (Serpens Cauda)
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
4 x 30s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 18:34h UT (#603012-17)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME

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NGC 6712 - Globular Cluster

NGC 6712 (Scutum)

Image

CCD Image (50% size reduction)
4 x 30s sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-08-10 23:01 h UT (#383100-03)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

NGC 6712 - detail

Image

CCD Image ( 100% size, cropped )
Image details as above

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NGC 6934 - Globular Cluster

NGC 6934 / Caldwell 47  (Delphinus)
Image
CCD Image 
3 x 60 sec exposure (average), 2x2 binning, clear filter
2006-08-06  02:25 h UT (#132339-41)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
  
  Image
CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
3 x 20s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 21:31h UT (#603225-32)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME

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NGC 7006 - Globular Cluster

NGC 7006  (Delphinus)
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
3 x 20s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2017-11-02 21:42h UT (#603248-50)
12" LX200R  (at f/10.4) + ST-10XME

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NGC 7492 - Globular Cluster

NGC 7492 (Aquarius) 

Image
CCD Image (cropped)
10 x 30 sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter 
2009-12-04 18:43 h UT  (#402103-07_and_402221-25)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME

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IC 1276 - Globular Cluster

IC 1276 (Serpens Cauda)

Image
CCD Image (75% size, cropped)
12  x 10s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter 
2012-10-21 19:55 hUT (#517025-42)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME

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Palomar 2 - Globular Cluster

Palomar 2 (Auriga)
Image
CCD Image (cropped)
4 x 60 sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2013-04-05 21:22hUT (#545069-72)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME

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Palomar 3 - Globular Cluster

Palomar 3 (Sextans)

Image
CCD Image (cropped)
5 x 90s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter 
2013-04-01 21:45 hUT (#544083-87)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME

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Palomar 4 - Globular Cluster

Palomar 4 (Ursa Major)
Situated at almost 1/8 distance to the Andromeda Galaxy, 
it is second most distant globular in Milky Way
Image
CCD Image (50% size)
4 x 90 sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2013-04-01 21:35hUT (#544076-80)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME
 
Pal 4 - detail
Image
Annotated CCD Image (100% size, cropped)
(image details as above)

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Palomar 5 - Globular Cluster

Palomar Globular 5 (Serpens Caput)
Extremely Faint, Catalog diameter 6.7 arc mins
(I call it "The Emperor's Clothes Cluster")

Image
 CCD Image
5 x 60 sec exposure (average combine), 
2x2 binning, C Filter, 
2007-05-20 01:15h UT (#200078-82
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

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Globular Clusters in M31

Mayall II  (Andromeda)

Image
Annotated CCD Image (cropped)
4 x 10s exposure (average combine), 1x1 binning, C Filter 
2010-09-11 01:09hUT (#427178-81)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME
   

Mayall II  - Hubble Image

Image
HST Hubble Image (from Wikipedia, rotated)
   

Mayall II  - earlier image
Globular Cluster indicated by white cross hairs

Image
Annotated CCD Image (cropped)
2 x 60s exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter 
2010-08-30 22:28hUT (#426108-09)
12" LX200R  (at f/9.7) + ST-10XME
   

Globular Clusters in M31 (Andromeda) - Field 1
023-078 (catalog mag +14.2), 019-072 (catalog mag +14.9),
012-064 (catalog mag +15.1), 010-062 (catalog mag +16.8),
008-060 (catalog mag + 16.9), 004-050 (catalog mag +16.9),
038-098 (catalog mag + 16.5), 032-093 (catalog mag +17.6),
016-066 (catalog mag +17.6)

Image

CCD Image
5 x 2 min exposure, 2x2 binning (average combine), C Filter
2006-09-09 21:14 h UT (#146153-57)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
 

Globular Clusters in M31 (Andromeda) - Field 2
311-033 (catalog mag +15.5), 315-038 (catalog mag +16.3),
318-042 (catalog mag +16.9), 319-044 (catalog mag +17.5),
325-000 (catalog mag + ???), 327-053 (catalog mag +16.6)

Image

CCD Image
3 x 3 min exposure, 2x2 binning (average combine), C Filter
2006-09-09 21:26 h UT (#146160-62)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E
  

Globular Clusters in M31 (Andromeda)
16 globular clusters visible in image marked by white markers
,together with nova M31 2006-14
165-218 (catalog mag +16.5), 182-233 (catalog mag +15.4),
180-231 (catalog mag +16.0), 158-213 (catalog mag +14.7),
177-228 (catalog mag + 18.0), 155-210 (catalog mag +17.9),
160-214 (catalog mag + 18.0), 156-211 (catalog mag +16.8),
108-167 (catalog mag + 17.5), 101-164 (catalog mag +16.9),
092-152 (catalog mag + 16.9), 125-183 (catalog mag +16.5),
110-172 (catalog mag + 15.2), 095-157 (catalog mag +15.8),
VB 234 (catalog mag  ??), 082-144 (catalog mag +15.5),

Image

Annotated CCD Image 
5 x 3 min exposure (median combine), 2x2 binning, C Filter
2006-11-26 20:11h UT (#155108-12)
8" LX200 Classic + ST-7E

  

W part of M31
location of globular clusters shown by cross hairs

Image

Negative CCD Image (65% size reduction)
CCD Image (65% size reduction)
7 x 60s sec exposure (average combine), 3x3 binning, C Filter
2009-07-28 00:41 h UT (#378223-29)
12" LX200R  (at f/5.7) + ST-10XME
[Full size image]

 

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