(IAAC) Obj: ESO 452sc11 - Inst: 20" f5 dobsonian

Observer: Andrew Murrell
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 
Location of site: Ilford NSW Australia (Lat 32oS, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 20" f5 dobsonian
Magnification: 160-300
Filter(s): none
Object(s): ESO 452sc11
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Sco
Data: mag 12.0  size ?
Position: RA 16:39.25  DEC -28:24
ESO452sc11 is a very faint cluster that appears to be superimposed
over a grouping of 14-15th magnitude stars. No central condensation
was visible and due to its faint surface brightness, the overall
size of the cluster is difficult to estimate. I would say though
that it is about 1' across. A 14th magnitude star is positioned on
the northern edge of the cluster. The cluster was located using a
Mega Star chart to locate the correct area. Using the 14" aperture
mask I was still able to observe the cluster easily but it was a
difficult object for the 12" scope.
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