21 Oct 2006 TIMPA, Avra Valley, AZ (map)
12x36 Canon Image Stabilized Binoculars
Bright and easy to find, small, round, not resolved
18 Sep 1998 NASP, Chino Valley, AZ (map)
20cm f/10 SCT
Decent, medium sized globular, stars easily resolved
13 Oct 1825
Very bright; very large; irregularly round; gradually brightening and very suddenly much brighter toward the middle. A magnificent globular cluster; comes up to a perfect blaze in the centre, like a protuberance or nipple; not the condensation of a homogeneous globe; it has straggling streams of stars, as it were, drawing to a centre. It is not round. Has a star of 8th magnitude, 30 sec following in parallel.
11 Sep 1760
Nebula without a star, between the head of Pegasus and that of Equuleus; it is round, in the center it is brilliant, its position was determined by comparison with Delta Equulei. M. Maraldi, in the Memoirs of the Academy of 1746, reports of this nebula: ""I have found, he says, between the stars Epsilon Pegasi and Beta Equulei, a fairly bright nebulous star, which is composed of many stars; its right ascension is 319d 27' 6"", and its northern declination is 11d 2' 22""."
Rev. T.W. Webb
Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)
Bright and resolvable (h., 15 mg.), blazing in centre; a glorious object with 9-1/3in. 'With' mirror. Very fine specimen of a completely insulated cluster, discovered by Miraldi, 1745. Buffham, with 9 in. spec. finds a dark path near the middle, with two faint dark 'lanes' or rifts, like those in M13, unnoticed by h. or D'A. 51 variable stars have been discovered in this cluster.
4 objects found within 120'
Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.
Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.
The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.
Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927
Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.