(IAAC) Obj: Palomar 5 (UGC 9792, Serpens Dwarf?) - Inst: 20" f/4 dob

Observer: Barbara Wilson
Your skill: Advanced (many years)
Date and time of observation: 17/18-May-1993, 1:54 local
Location: Texas Star Party, Ft Wilson TX USA (Lat 31N, Elev 1500m)
Site classification: rural
Transparency (1 to 10, 10 best): 7
Seeing (1 to 10 - 10 best): 6
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: 20" f/4 dob
Magnification: 125x
Filters used: None.
Object: Palomar 5 (UGC 9792, Serpens Dwarf?)
Category: Globular cluster.
Classification: V(TIP): 15.0, V(HB): 17.4, CLASS: 12
Constellation: Ser [Caput]
Object data: Mag 11.75 13.9p; Size 6.9'
Position: 151605 -0006.7
Barbara Wilson's Globular Cluster Observations...
Palomar 5 found using MegaStar Chart. Large low surface brightness,
slight central brightening, center is circular and south of the one
star that I see in the globular. According to Brian Skiff's chart
the brightest stars are 15.0 mag, horizontal branch magnitude 17.4.
Discovered by: Wilson. Distance: 21.8 kpc.
[Just 30' of 4 Ser, and just 2o SSW of glorious globular M5! -Ed.]
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