The EVAC Palomar Globular Cluster Observing Program

The Palomar globular clusters were discovered in the 1950s on the survey plates of the first Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS). The list of astronomers who first identified the objects as globular clusters includes some famous names, among them Edwin Hubble, Walter Baade, Fritz Zwicky, Halton Arp and George Abell. Several of the Palomar globulars--including Palomar 6, Palomar 7, Palomar 9, Palomar 10 and Palomar 11--are nearby clusters of average size that just happen to be heavily obscured by dust in our line of sight. Others--including Palomar 3, Palomar 4, and Palomar 14 --are giant globulars that are very far away in the extreme outer halo of the Milky Way. Although the objects vary greatly in degree of difficulty--from easy to nearly impossible--observing the whole list is a very challenging observing project for owners of big telescopes.
 

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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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Object

Con

RA

Dec

vMag

Size

Palomar 1

Cep

03h 33m 58.3s

+79 36' 07"

13.6

2.8'

Palomar 2

Aur

04h 46m 24.5s

+31 23' 35"

13.0

2.2'

Palomar 3

Sex

10h 05m 31.4s

00 04' 17"

13.9

1.6'

Palomar 4

Uma

11h 29m 33.7s

+28 56' 43"

14.2

1.3'

Palomar 5

Ser

15h 16m 22.1s

-00 08' 03"

11.8

3.2'

Palomar 14

Her

16h 11m 14.5s

+14 56' 44"

14.7

8.4'

Palomar 15

Oph

17h 00m 7.9s

-00 33' 12"

14.2

3.0'

Palomar 6

Oph

17h 44m 02.2s

-26 13' 39"

11.6

1.2'

Palomar 7

Ser

18h 10m 44.2s

-07 12' 27"

10.3

8.0'

Palomar 8

Sgr

18h 41m 48.9s

-19 49' 26"

10.9

5.2'

Palomar 9

Sgr

18h 55m 06s

-22 42' 06"

8.4

5.4'

Palomar 10

Sge

19h 18m 16.0s

+18 34' 32"

13.2

4.0'

Palomar 11

Aql

19h 45m 31.0s

-07 59' 50"

9.8

10.0'

Palomar 12

Cap

21h 46m 56.0s

-21 13' 44"

11.7

2.9'

Palomar 13

Peg

23h 06m 58.5s

+12 47' 47"

13.8

42"


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