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NGC 7006

NGC 7006

Drawing data

NGC 7006 Del GC
Date(s) of observation:
2012.07.18/19. Ágasvár
2012.08.17/18. Tarján
Place(s) of observation:
Ágasvár, Tarján
Telescope(s) used:
4" f/4 Newtonian (Dobson)
Enlargement(s) used:
67x (6mm Planetary)
Field size:
Author / Observer:
Peter Kiss


NGC 7006 drawing inverted into positive.
NGC 7006 drawing inverted into positive.

67x: NGC 7006 is one of the most distant globular clusters of our Milky Way as viewed from the Earth. It is about 135.000 light years away, about half as far as NGC 2419, the Inergalactic Wanderer. Therefore NGC 7006 seems to be pretty small. I estimated its size to be 2.9' in the telescope. It shows no signs of resolution in the small 4" telescope. But it seems to be considerably bright. It is getting suddenly brighter towards the small almost stellar core. And it is very slightly asimmetrical: the outer parts are probably a little brighter towards west and south.

We took a look at this globular with Sándor Szabó at the astronomical camp of the Hungarian Astronomical Association in Tarján using the 20" Dobsonian. The large telescope easily resolved the cluster on the whole area of its surface.

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