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Old 11-07-2018, 11:24 AM
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Palomar 9 (NGC 6717)

It's a while since I've visited the Palomar globular clusters and this is the first time I've imaged this one which is the brightest. It never should have been on the Palomar list of course as it had already been cataloged as NGC 6717. It's a fairly ordinary globular being right next to a 5th magnitude star. In this orientation it looks to me like a large camera mounted on a tripod so perhaps the tripod cluster might be an appropriate name?

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Old 11-07-2018, 12:03 PM
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Very nice Steve

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Old 11-07-2018, 01:28 PM
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Well thatís a sneaky one hiding behind that lovely bright star
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Old 11-07-2018, 02:50 PM
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Thanks guys. Not one of my greatest efforts but it was nice to add it to the list
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:57 PM
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Definitely a nice little cluster in hiding. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:02 PM
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How was it possible that this was discovered in the first place ? It is very petite.

Well done.
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:59 PM
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How was it possible that this was discovered in the first place ? It is very petite.

Well done.
Thanks M&T. Plenty of vigilant people out there I guess.


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Definitely a nice little cluster in hiding. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Rodney. To me it looks more like an open cluster than a globular.
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Nice catch Steve
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I’d agree Steve, it doesn’t quite have that globular look to it. Appears to have more younger than older stars, kinda like a Jewel Box but much further away.
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I was able to observe it tonight with the 16" scope with 10mm 180xmag and
6mm 300xmag
The mag 5 star 35-Nu2 Sagitarii really makes it difficult to get a good view of it,but by putting it out of the Fov I was able to count 9 stars,some of which were around 14.4 mag.
Yes you're right Steve when you say it doesn't look like a globular cluster but deeper images show it's globular structure.
Love you pics Steve,they always give me something I haven't observed before to look at.

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Old 12-07-2018, 11:12 PM
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Thanks Louie

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Iíd agree Steve, it doesnít quite have that globular look to it. Appears to have more younger than older stars, kinda like a Jewel Box but much further away.
Thanks Colin. It's a strange one. I certainly wouldn't have picked it as a globular when I first saw it

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I was able to observe it tonight with the 16" scope with 10mm 180xmag and
6mm 300xmag
The mag 5 star 35-Nu2 Sagitarii really makes it difficult to get a good view of it,but by putting it out of the Fov I was able to count 9 stars,some of which were around 14.4 mag.
Yes you're right Steve when you say it doesn't look like a globular cluster but deeper images show it's globular structure.
Love you pics Steve,they always give me something I haven't observed before to look at.

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Thanks Ron. Glad you like the images. I always try and pick the less well known stuff. If you haven't already seen it then give Palomar 8 a try. To me it's quite easy and I don't know how it missed getting a NGC or IC designation. Palomar 7 (AKA IC1276) is also worth a look.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:22 PM
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For those interested here's a link describing some Palomar globular cluster observations and an image or two.

http://www.astronomy-mall.com/Advent...ce/palglob.htm
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That's a very cool catch Steve.
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That's a very cool catch Steve.
Thanks Marc. There's plenty of good stuff out there that isn't often photographed.
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Another faint one Steve. Good resolution.
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Thanks Paul. The seeing wasn't that great so it could have been better.

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