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Observation by Paul Leyland: Palomar 2

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Paul Leyland

Observer

Paul Leyland

Observed

2019 Dec 23 - 02:41

Uploaded

2020 Apr 09 - 16:28

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Constellation

Auriga

Field centre

RA: 04h46m
Dec: +31°23'
Position angle: +0°00'

Field size

0°14' × 0°13'

Equipment
  • 0.4m Dilworth Relay
  • SX 814
  • Unfiltered
Exposure

840s

Location

Tacande Observatory

Target name

Palomar 2

Title

Palomar 2

About this image

Palomar 2 was discovered in 1950 as part of the first Palomar Observatory Sky Survey. It lies in Auriga (the only one known in that part of the sky) and is heavily obscured by dust, which is a major reason why it is relatively faint at 13th magnitude It is a member of the distant outer-halo group of globular clusters. Although Pal 2 is in orbit about our galaxy, the brightest globulars in M31 are only one magnitude fainter, though they areĀ  several times further away.

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