IC 1276  -  Palomar 7

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Object data of IC1276

Object type: Globular star cluster (XII)
Size: 7.1'
Magnitude: 10.3 mag
Constellation: Ser
Distance: 17,600 Ly
Notes: IC 1276 (also known as Palomar 7) is a globular star cluster in constellation Serpens. Because of its position inside the Milky Way and its distance of 17,600 light-years the dust of the Milky Way reddens the colour of this globular cluster: E(B-V) = 0.92mag.

Exposure data

Date: 2017-07-24 + 2017-07-25
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: Astro-Physics 175mm f/8 Starfire EDF with field flattener (f=1452mm)
Camera: Moravian G4-16000 with Baader filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: 10micron GM3000 HPS
Exposure time: L 30x6min / R 10x6min / G 10x6min / B 10x6min
Exposure time total: 6h 00min
Notes: Calima (a hot, sand laden wind that blows in from the Northern Sahara) worsened the transparency in both nights.

Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner, Michael Hanl)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl