||NGC 288, Bennett 5
||00h 53 min - 26°
35' Sculptor (Scl)
||NGC 288 is a bright (magnitude 8)
globular cluster described as large (13.8 arcminutes), loose, with stars
of magnitude 12 thru 16 and only a small central condensation.
An easy object for a 6" telescope, it is located 1.8° south-east of
the Silver Coin galaxy NGC253, and 3.1°
NNW of Alpha Sculptoris. The distance to NGC 288 is approximately
30.000 light years.
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image to see NGC 288 in higher resolution. The field of view is 37 x 25 arc minutes.
North is up (0°).
||NRGB 48:16:16:16 min @ -20°C
; all exposures unbinned, no filter on luminance
||SBIG STL-11000 with Astronomik
Type 2 filterset - selfguided
||RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien
||MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Pre Beta 11,
|Location - Date - Time
||San Esteban (Chile) - 30Jul2006 @
||Transparency 8-9/10, Seeing
6/10, Temperature 0 °C