NGC 288 - globular cluster in Sculptor

Size: 2000 px
© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2014

The globular cluster NGC 288 is located about 1.8° southeast of the Sculptor galaxy (NGC 253). It is not very concentrated and has a well resolved, 3′ large dense core that is surrounded by a much more diffuse and irregular 9' diameter ring. Peripheral members extend farther outward towards the south and especially southwest. This cluster lies only 37′ north-northeast of the South Galactic Pole. Larger filed (four panel mosaic including NGC 253) can be found here .

Image details


Center of field RA 00:52:43 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE -26:35:46 (deg:m:s)
Size 43.4 x 31.9 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 1.3 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -90.9 degrees E of N


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Optic(s): 16" f3,75 Dream Corrected Astrograph (DCA)
Mount: Astelco NTM-500 direct drive mount
Camera: Apogee Alta U-16M CCD camera
Filters: Lum, Red, Green, Blue, Astrodon
Dates/Times: 30, Aug 2014
Location: Namibia-TIVOLI ASTROFARM, S 23° 27' 40,9" / E 18° 01' 02,2"
Exp. Details: L: 4x10min, R: 3x10min, G: 3x10min, B: 3x10min, Bin 1
  Total Exposure Time - 130 min (2:10 hours)
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction,
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2014. All Rights Reserved
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