IC 1276, Palomar 7
Globular Cluster IC 1276 (Palomar 7), class XII,
in Serpens Cauda
Discovered by Lewis Swift in 1889.
- Distance from Sun:
- 17.6 kly
- Distance from Galactic Center:
- 12.1 kly
- Apparent Diameter:
- 21.0 arc min
- 10.34 mag vis
- Radial Velocity:
- +155.7 +/- 1.3 km/s
- Abs. Mag:
- -6.67 Mag vis
Independently rediscovered by George O. Abell 1952.
The image in our page was obtained by
Martin Germano in June 2002
from Mt. Pinos area in southern California. It was taken with his 14.5-inch f/5
Newtonian, and was exposed 85 minutes on hypered Tech Pan 2415 film.
- George O. Abell, 1955.
Globular Clusters and Planetary Nebulae Discovered on the National Geographic
Society-Palomar Observatory Sky Survey.
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 67, No. 397,
p. 258 (August 1955)
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