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Observation by Alan Thomas: NGC7006 Globular Cluster in Delphinus

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Alan Thomas


Alan Thomas


2021 Sep 29 - 22:03


2021 Oct 01 - 10:01



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Field centre

RA: 21h01m
Dec: +16°11'
Position angle: +26°34'

Field size

0°18' × 0°16'

  • Unistellar eQuinox 112mm reflector



Norbreck Observatory, Warington, Cheshire, UK.

Target name

NGC7006 globular cluster in Delphinus


NGC7006 Globular Cluster in Delphinus

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Distance 135,000ly.

This remote globular cluster was discovered by William Herschel in 1784.

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Grant Privett
Grant Privett, 2021 Oct 01 - 12:28 UTC

You are posting a lot of images and are having fun, clearly.

Have you tried running the telescope for longer against a dim target. Would be curious to see a dim nebula imaged for both 5 mins and an hour, to show what it can really do.

Alan Thomas
Alan Thomas, 2021 Oct 19 - 14:42 UTC


Yes, I am doing that (enjoying myself and taking long and short exposures of some targets).  As you might expect, clusters can come out well on quite brief exposures with this 'scope, but nebulae are more elusive. A 10-min exposure of NGC7380 showed the cluster well, but there was little or no trace of the Wizard Nebula. I am obviously not expecting Hubble quality images, but it is a little difficult to know what to expect. The fun, of course, is finding out.



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