Basic object information

Object name: NGC 288
Object type: Globular cluster
Magnitude: 8.1
Size: 13.0'
Object classification: X
Description: B,L,lE,st 12...16
Notes: H VI 20;loose structured globular

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 00h 52m 48.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -26 35' 00"

Constellation: Sculptor

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Roque Bentaiga, Gran Canary, Spain
Date/Time: 3/4.2.2005 23:05

Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm

Magn: 107x


Field: 28'

NE Lim.mag: 6.0

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 3

Height: 14
Visuality: II
Weather: +10C, windy

Quite attractive globular cluster on the bright western sky. Due the low altitude this object was unresolved but clearly granular. The brightest stars are 12 mag. There are three brighter areas, one in core, one on the west corner and one on the east edge. The core is elongated in NW-SE direction.