NGC 7006

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Sketch of NGC 7006

Sketch of NGC 7006
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Observation Notes:

NGC 7006 appeared as a small, soft, symmetrical disc, moderately condensed. I estimated Shapley class IV and a bit more than 1 arc minute in diameter. I was unable to resolve it or detect any asymmetry.

DSS Photo Comparison of NGC 7006

Sketch/DSS Photo Comparison of NGC 7006

SubjectNGC 7006
Other Desig.C 2059+160; CSI+16-20591; GCl 119; GCRV 13202; 2MASX J21012946+1611164
ClassificationGlobular Cluster
Position*Delphinus: [RA: 21 01 29.5 +16 11 16.5]
Size2.8'
Brightness*10.6 vMag
Date/TimeSEP 07, 2010, 12:40 AM MST
(SEP 07, 2010, 0740 UT)
Observing Loc.Home - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
InstrumentSkyQuest XT8 (8 inch f/5.9 Dobsonian)
Eyepieces/Mag.Pentax XW10
ConditionsPartly cloudy, breezy
Seeing5/10 Pickering
TransparencySQM 20.4
*SourcesSIMBAD; DSS; NGC/IC Project

1 Comment

I observed NGC 7006 at 0200 EST here in central N.H. Skies are excellent here but still they certainly can't compare to Flagstaff! I have been an observer for almost 60 years and have used mostly 8 and 10 inch reflectors and a C-8. Since last year I have been using a 4.3 inch, f-7 apo refractor and have enjoyed pushing this instrument to its limit.I do not use any go-to technology, so star hopping is strategy I continue to use by choice. Notes from years ago indicate that I easily observed this little g cluster then in the 6 and 8 inch scopes but was unable to locate it last summer in this smaller telescope at all. Tonight, I tried again and could not locate it with 10X50 binoculars, but patience paid off and I did spot the slightest of hazy star in the refractor with my Pan 24. A 6 mm Radian showed an image not unlike your sketch! I have been sketching my entire career, though few are as exacting as yours. So thanks for your site, it has come in handy for me to check what I can see here against other amateur astronomers, Warren.

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