Palomar Globular Star Clusters

Kopernik Images of the Palomar Globular Clusters:

There were 15 dim and distant Globular Star Clusters discovered during a search of the photographic plates taken with the 48-inch Schmidt Camera at Palomar Observatory as a part of the first Palomar Sky Survey. Since this list was first made it has been discovered that Palomar 1 is probably a very old Open Star Cluster and not a Globular Cluster.

The following list covers all 15 Palomar Globulars. There are links to the Kopernik images where we have them. Click on the name and you will get to our image. After viewing the picture, use your browser's Back Button to return to this list.


 

RA

Dec

 

 

 

 

 

Palomar Globular Star Clusters

Hr

Min

Sec

Deg

Min

Sec

Diameter (Arc Min)

Integrated Magnitude

Mag of Brightest Stars

B-V

Horizontal Branch Level Magnitude

Pal 1

3

33

23

79

34

48

2.1

13.6

16.5

1.2

 

Pal 2

4

46

6

31

22

54

2.0

13.0

18.0

 

20.9

Pal 3

10

5

31

0

4

18

1.7

13.9

18.0

1.2

20.4

Pal 4

11

29

17

28

58

24

1.4

14.2

18.0

1.4

20.6

Pal 5

15

16

5

0

6

42

3.3

11.8

15.5

1.1

17.4

Pal 6

17

43

42

-26

13

24

4.2

11.6

 

 

19.1

Pal 7
(IC 1276)

18

10

44

-7

12

30

8.0

10.3

 

 

18.5

Pal 8

18

41

30

-19

49

36

7.0

10.9

15.4

 

17.3

Pal 9 (NGC 6717)

18

55

6

-22

42

6

10.0

8.4

13.0

1.5

15.7

Pal 10

19

18

2

18

34

18

 

13.2

 

 

19.4

Pal 11

19

45

14

-8

0

24

8.0

9.8

 

 

17.3

Pal 12

21

46

39

-21

15

6

3.0

11.7

14.6

1.6

17.1

Pal 13

23

6

44

12

46

18

0.7

13.8

17.0

1.0

17.7

Pal 14

16

11

5

14

57

30

 

14.7

17.6

1.3

20

Pal 15

16

59

51

0

32

30

 

14.2

17.1

1.8

19.9

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Last Updated on 11/23/01
By GEORGE NORMANDIN, Kopernik Astro Society