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Catalogue and alternative designations Palomar 8


Type Globular cluster
Position 18 41 30, -19 49 33
Constellation Sagittarius
Camera and Telescope STXL16200 and 36.8 cm RCOS Ritchey Chretien 
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB image using Astrodon filters.  Luminance = 90 minutes, Red = Green = Blue = 50 minutes. Luminance unbinned, colours binned 2x2.
Description Palomar 8 is one of the brightest of the Palomar globular clusters and it's always been a mystery to me why it missed out on getting a NGC or IC designation as it's easily visible in quite a small telescope. The magnitude is 11.0 and the diameter is 5.2'