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M10 - A beautiful Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus.


A collection of Globular Clusters - These huge fuzz-balls orbit our galaxy in a "halo" of clusters. Each has it's own personality. 
AQUARIUS (AK-WARE-ee-us) The Water-Pourer. Genitive: Aquarii (AK-WARE-ee-eye). Abbreviation: Aqr
M2, NGC 7089
Other description: Globular cluster highly resolved.
Constellation: Aqr
Dreyer description: Very remarkable!, globular cluster, bright, very large, gradually westward much brighter middle, well resolved, stars extremely small; = M2.
Magnitude: 6.5
RA: 21h 33m 41.6s Dec: -0048'00" 
RA: 21h 33m 30.0s Dec: -0049'00" (Epoch 2000)
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An marvelous Globular Cluster! Have seen it before in my 8" SCT. The 6LT Newtonian did a great job. BTW - my NexStar 8" has the incorrect coordinates for M2. Very large and easy target. Could resolve to show the signature pin-points of thousands of individual stars on in this G.C. Dreyer description: Very remarkable!, globular cluster, bright, very large, gradually westward much brighter middle, well resolved, stars extremely small
M72, NGC 6981
Other description: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Aqr
Dreyer description: Globular cluster, pretty bright, pretty large, round, gradually much compressed middle, well resolved; = M72.
Magnitude: 9.4
RA: 20h 53m 42.2s Dec: -1231'12" 
RA: 20h 53m 30.0s Dec: -1232'00" (Epoch 2000)
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One of the harder GC's available for a smaller scope. The 6" did a great job though... Very small, very hard to see with our 8". Pretty much a small patch of light with a slight brightening toward the center. Dreyer description: Globular cluster, pretty bright, pretty large, round, gradually much compressed middle, well resolved
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CAPRICORNUS (KAP-ri-kor-nus) The Horned Sea Goat Genitive: Capricorni (KAP-ri-kor-ni). Abbreviation: Cap
M30, NGC 7099
Other description: Globular cluster highly resolved.
Constellation: Cap
Dreyer description: Remarkable!, globular cluster, bright, large, little extended, gradually westward much brighter middle, stars of magnitude 12 to 16; = M30.
Magnitude: 7.5
RA: 21h 40m 35.9s Dec: -2310'08" 
RA: 21h 40m 24.0s Dec: -2311'00" (Epoch 2000)
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A very tight Globular Cluster.
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COMA BERENICES (KO-ma Be-ren-EYE-Seez) Berenice's Hair. Genitive: Comae Berenices (KO-me Be-ren-EYE-seez), Abbreviation: Com
Common Name: M53, NGC 5024
Globular cluster highly resolved.
Constellation Coma Berenices
Magnitude: 7.70
RA, Dec: 13h 12m 59.9s , 18d 9m 21s N
Az, Alt: 182d 19m 3s , 68d 41m 4s N
Rise:15h 10m Transit:22h 14m Set: 5h 23m 
Source Catalog NGC
Size (mins) 12.6
RA, Dec: 13h 12m 54.0s , 18d 10m 0s N (E2000)
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NGC 5053
Globular cluster loose.
Constellation Coma Berenices
Magnitude: 9.80
RA, Dec: 13h 16m 29.9s , 17d 41m 22s N
Az, Alt: 180d 1m 45s , 68d 13m 54s N
Rise:15h 15m Transit:22h 18m Set: 5h 25m 
Source Catalog NGC
Size (mins) 10.5
RA, Dec: 13h 16m 24.0s , 17d 42m 0s N (E2000)
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Very loose GC in Coma Berenices
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DELPHINUS (Del-FY-nus) The Dolphin. Genitive: Delphini (Del-FY-ni). Abbreviation: Del
NGC 7006
Other description: Globular cluster mottled.
Constellation: Del
Dreyer description: Bright, pretty large, round, gradually brighter middle.
Magnitude: 10.6
RA: 21h 01m 37.4s Dec: +1611'44"
RA: 21h 01m 30.0s Dec: +1611'00" (Epoch 2000)
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Extremely remote G.lobular Cluster. Almost a pin-point fuzz. Slight brightening in the core. 
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HERCULES (HER-cue-leez) The Strongman. Genitive: Herculis (HER-cue-lis). Abbreviation: Her
Great Cluster in Hercules, Hercules Globular Cluster, The Wall, M13, NGC 6205
Other description: Globular cluster highly resolved.
Constellation: Her
Dreyer description: Very remarkable! Globular cluster, extremely bright, very rich in stars, very gradually extremely compressed middle, stars of magnitude 11 and fainter; = M13.
Magnitude: 5.9
RA: 16h 41m 52.8s Dec: +3627'33"
RA: 16h 41m 42.0s Dec: +3628'00" (Epoch 2000)
Azm: 35106'09" Alt: -1342'35"
Rise: 14:39 Transit: 23:10 Set: 07:45
Size:16.6'
Hour angle: 11h 16m 54.6s
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The largest and argubly the most spectacular of the North Hemisphere Globular Clusters. An easy target in even small scopes.
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HYDRA (HIGH-dra) The Female Water Snake. Genitive: Hydrae (HIGH-dree). Abbreviation: Hya
M68, NGC 4590
Other description: Globular cluster highly resolved.
Constellation: Hya
Dreyer description: Globular cluster, large, extremely rich in stars, very compressed, irregularly round, well resolved, stars of magnitude 12; = M68.
Magnitude: 8.2
RA: 12h 39m 44.0s Dec: -2646'31" 
RA: 12h 39m 30.0s Dec: -2645'00" (Epoch 2000)
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This is a very dim G.C., and very far south. My location is not very well suited for this object because of light pollution. Essentially a dim sprinkle of star dust.
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LYRA (LIE-ra) The Lyre. Genitive: Lyrae (LIE-re). Abbreviation: Lyr

M56, NGC 6779
Other description: Globular cluster highly resolved.
Constellation: Lyr
Dreyer description: Globular cluster, bright, large, irregularly round, gradually very much compressed middle, well resolved, stars of magnitude 11 to 14; = M56.
Magnitude: 8.3
RA: 19h 16m 49.3s Dec: +3011'45" 
RA: 19h 16m 36.0s Dec: +3011'00" (Epoch 2000)
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Lyra's only globular cluster in a glorious star field.
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LYNX (Links) The Lynx or Bobcat. Genitive: Lyncis (LIN-sis). Abbreviation: Lyn
Intergalactic Wanderer, NGC 2419
Other description: Globular cluster unresolved.
Constellation: Lyn
Dreyer description: Pretty bright, pretty large, little extended 90, very gradually brighter middle, star of magnitude 7 or 8 267, 4' distant.
Magnitude: 10.4
RA: 07h 38m 23.3s Dec: +3852'30" 
RA: 07h 38m 06.0s Dec: +3853'00" (Epoch 2000)
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1/12/04- Just a lovely misting of a cluster close to a very noticeable white star. The darker the sky, the better. This "Intergalactic Wanderer", once thought to be the most distant Globular Cluster,  is a cool object to hunt down, and very elusive in any light polluted sites.
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OPHIUCHUS (Oh-fee-YOU-kus) The Serpent Bearer. Genitive: Ophiuchi (Oh-fee-YOU-ki). Abbreviation: Oph
M10, NGC 6254
Other description: Globular cluster highly resolved.
Constellation: Oph
Dreyer description: Remarkable! Globular cluster, bright, very large, round, gradually very much brighter middle, well resolved, stars of magnitude 10 to 15; = M10.
Magnitude: 6.6
RA: 16h 57m 20.9s Dec: -0406'29"
RA: 16h 57m 06.0s Dec: -0406'00" (Epoch 2000)
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 M10 is a wonderful globular that is perhaps the most beautiful in the entire sky. It is not as big as M13 - The Great Cluster in Hercules, but it is a gorgeous GC. A must for any viewer.
M12, NGC 6218
Other description: Globular cluster highly resolved.
Constellation: Oph
Dreyer description: Very remarkable! Globular cluster, very bright, very large, irregularly round, gradually much brighter middle, well resolved, stars of magnitude 10 and fainter; = M12.
Magnitude: 6.6
RA: 16h 47m 26.6s Dec: -0157'32"
RA: 16h 47m 12.0s Dec: -0157'00" (Epoch 2000)
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 M12 is a wonderful G.C. too. It's not as bright as M10 in Oph, and not as round. Well worth hunting down as both M10 and M12 are close in the sky.
M14, NGC 6402
Other description: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Oph
Dreyer description: Remarkable! Globular cluster, bright, very large, round, extremely rich in stars, very gradually much brighter middle, well resolved, stars of magnitude 15; = M14.
Magnitude: 7.6
RA: 17h 37m 50.9s Dec: -0315'14"
RA: 17h 37m 36.0s Dec: -0315'00" (Epoch 2000)
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 M14 has a delicate misting quality to it. A lovely G. C. in Oph.
M9, NGC 6333
Other description: Globular cluster mottled.
Constellation: Oph
Dreyer description: Globular cluster, bright, large, round, extremely compressed middle, well resolved, stars of magnitude 14; = M9.
Magnitude: 7.9
RA: 17h 19m 28.5s Dec: -1831'23"
RA: 17h 19m 12.0s Dec: -1831'00" (Epoch 2000)
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PEGASUS (PEG-a-sus) The Winged Horse. Genitive: Pegasi (PEG-a-si). Abbreviation: Peg
M15, NGC 7078
Other description: Globular cluster highly resolved.
Constellation: Peg
Dreyer description: Remarkable!, globular cluster, very bright, very large, irregularly round, very abruptly much brighter middle, well resolved, stars very small; = M15.
Magnitude: 6.4
RA: 21h 30m 13.8s Dec: +1211'07" 
RA: 21h 30m 00.0s Dec: +1210'00" (Epoch 2000)
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M15 has an almost spiral look to it. Without the signature sparkle of a G.C., perhaps through a very small telescope, M15 could be mistaken for a galaxy.
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SAGITTARIUS (Sa-jih-TARE-ee-us) TheArcher. Genitive: Sagittarii (Sa-jih-TARE-ee-eye). Abbreviation: Sgr
M71, NGC 6838
Other description: Globular cluster highly resolved.
Constellation: Sagittarius
Dreyer description: Cluster, very large, very rich in stars, westward much compressed, stars of magnitude 11 to 16; = M71.
Magnitude: 8.3
RA: 19h 53m 54.8s Dec: +1847'33"
RA: 19h 53m 48.0s Dec: +1847'00" (Epoch 2000)
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Large, loose Globular Cluster. Looks like a dense open cluster. Somewhat reminiscent of something like M11- the Wild Duck Cluster only denser.
M22, NGC 6656
Other description: Globular cluster highly resolved.
Constellation: Sgr
Dreyer description: Very remarkable!, globular cluster, very bright, very large, round, very rich in stars, very much compressed, stars of magnitude 11 to 15;.
Magnitude: 5.1
RA: 18h 36m 41.4s Dec: -2353'52" 
RA: 18h 36m 24.0s Dec: -2354'00" (Epoch 2000)
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Perhaps the most amazing GC in the entire sky. If M22 was further north, it would certainly rival or surpass M13 in Hercules. A huge GC with a very compressed core.
M75, NGC 6864
Other description: Globular cluster unresolved.
Constellation: Sgr
Dreyer description: Globular cluster, bright, pretty large, round, very much brighter middle bright nucleus, partially resolved; = M75.
Magnitude: 8.6
RA: 20h 06m 23.1s Dec: -2154'16"
RA: 20h 06m 06.0s Dec: -2155'00" (Epoch 2000)
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A distant GC that appear quite small. It's a fun one to hunt down though... A very tight easily resolved nucleus.
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SCORPIUS (SCORE-pee-us) The Scorpion. Genitive: Scorpii (SCORE-pee-eye). Abbreviation: Sco
M4, NGC 6121
Other description: Globular cluster highly resolved.
Constellation: Sco
Dreyer description: Cluster, 8 or 10 bright stars line, with 5 stars, well resolved; = M4.
Magnitude: 5.9
RA: 16h 23m 52.7s Dec: -2632'46" 
RA: 16h 23m 36.0s Dec: -2632'00" (Epoch 2000)
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O wonderful large GC close to Antares. A loose type GC that is a misting in light polluted areas.
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SCULPTOR (SKULP-tor) The Sculptor. Genitive: Sculptoris (SKULP-tor-is). Abbreviation: Scl
NGC 288
Other description: Globular cluster highly resolved.
Constellation: Scl
Dreyer description: Globular cluster, bright, large, little extended, stars of magnitude 12 to 16.
Magnitude: 8.1
RA: 00h 52m 56.4s Dec: -2634'15" 
RA: 00h 52m 48.0s Dec: -2635'00" (Epoch 2000)
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SERPENS CAPUT (SIR-pens) The Serpent's Head. Genitive: Serpentis (SIR-pen-tis). Abbreviation: SerCpt
M5, NGC 5904
Other description: Globular cluster highly resolved.
Constellation: Ser
Dreyer description: Very remarkable!, globular cluster, very bright, large, extremely compressed middle, stars of magnitude 11 to 15; = M5.
Magnitude: 5.8
RA: 15h 18m 49.9s Dec: +0204'01"
RA: 15h 18m 36.0s Dec: +0205'00" (Epoch 2000)
Azm: 22341'08" Alt: +4401'34"
Rise: 15:39 Transit: 21:47 Set: 04:00
Size:17.4'
Hour angle: 01h 59m 11.4s Air mass: 1.44
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