The EVAC Globular Cluster Observing Program

The Peterson Stars and Planets Field Guide defines a globular cluster as "a spherical grouping of stars of a common origin; globular clusters and the stars in them are very old."
For many amateurs, globular clusters represent some of the most visually appealing deep sky objects. This observing program, based on a list compiled by Joe Goss, concentrates on globs - a total of 50 gems. The table below includes name, constellation and visual magnitude.
Your observing log book should contain date, time, seeing conditions, object description and equipment used.

Download GC Observation Form

To download this observing program for use in the following popular astronomy software applications, simply right-click the appropriate button and select Save Target As... from the menu. Navigate to the folder of your choice and click OK.

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NAME

CON

V MAG

NGC 288

Scl

8.1

NGC 1851

Col

7.1

NGC 2298 Pup 9.3

NGC 3201

Vel

6.9

NGC 4147 Com 10.3

NGC 5024

Com

7.7

NGC 5053 Com 9.5

NGC 5139

Cen

3.9

NGC 5466 Boo 9.0
NGC 5634 Vir 9.5

NGC 5694

Hya

10.2

NGC 5824 Lup 9.1

NGC 5897

Lib

8.4

NGC 5986

Lup

7.6

NGC 6144 Sco 9.0

NGC 6229

Her

9.4

NGC 6235

Oph

10.0

NGC 6256

Sco

11.3

NGC 6287

Oph

9.4

NGC 6304

Oph

8.2

NGC 6325

Oph

10.3

NGC 6342

Oph

9.7

NGC 6355 Oph 9.1
NGC 6356 Oph 6.3
NGC 6366 Oph 9.2
NGC 6380 Sco 11.3

NGC 6388

Sco

6.8

NGC 6401

Oph

9.5

NGC 6426

Oph

11.0

NGC 6441

Sco

7.2

NGC 6517

Oph

10.2

NGC 6522

Sgr

8.3

NGC 6528

Sgr

9.6

NGC 6539

Oph

9.3

NGC 6540

Sgr

9.3

NGC 6544

Sgr

7.8

NGC 6553

Sgr

8.1

NGC 6558

Sgr

9.3

NGC 6569

Sgr

8.6

NGC 6624

Sgr

7.9

NGC 6638

Sgr

9.0

NGC 6642

Sgr

9.1

NGC 6652

Sgr

8.6

NGC 6712 Sct 8.1
NGC 6723 Sgr 7.0
NGC 6760 Aql 8.9
NGC 6934 Del 8.8
NGC 7006 Del 10.6
NGC 7492 Aqr 11.3
Palomar 8 Sgr 11.1

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