Monday, November 12, 2018

imaged Palomar 1 (Halifax)

I continue to try to "see" the Palomar globular clusters. This is Palomar 1 in Cepheus.

Centering on the star GSC 04517 01909, I commanded the Burke-Gaffney Observatory to gather some photons. Can you see it?

faint Palomar 1 cluster in luminance

Luminance frame, 10 seconds, 10 subexposures. Apogee camera.

The globular is the small, faint, gathering of dim stars slightly below and right of centre.

These objects are extremely challenging. So I don't know what I was thinking exactly with respect to the exposure settings. 10 seconds?! Will try again with a much longer exposure time.

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