M 19 (NGC 6273) Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus
Located at: RA 17 hours 02 minutes 38 seconds, Dec -26 degrees 16 minutes 05 seconds
Size: 17' Magnitude: 6.8 Class: 8
North is up
West to the right
14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector
Miranda Laborec 35mm camera, ST4 guided, hypered Kodak Technical Pan 2415 film, 37 F outside temp
No filter, 60 minutes, 05/11/1997
D-19, 6.5 minutes @ 69F, 35mm negative scanned with Polaroid SprintScan 4000 (4000 dpi)
Scan is a crop from 35mm negative, scan processed in Photoshop CS5.1
Mt Pinos, CA
|Notes:||This is one of the Messier objects not currently 'visible' from
my Thousand Oaks observatory ... In an effort to
'fill in' my Messier images page, I will post what film images I have.
My film scanner is not presently hooked up, so I am using scans made for
my old film website from the early 2000's.
Most of the film scans from the 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector were centered on the object of interest, and were generally scanned to file as a 2000 x 2000 pixel crop of the 35mm negative.
Reduced in Photoshop to 1024 pixels, and saved under "Save for Web & Devices".
From the NGC / IC Project:Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 6273
NGC 6273 = M19 = E518-SC7S 17 02 37.6 -26 16 05 V = 6.8; Size 13.5 17.5" (6/3/00): bright, moderately large globular, ~6'x4.5' (elongated N-S) with a bright 3.5' core. The cluster is breaks up several dozen stars at 220x but at 500x at least 50 stars are resolved over the entire face of the globular. There are a couple of strings of stars on the SE side of the halo with a dark lane between the strings. The brightest star is on the NE side. 13": bright, elongated N-S, very mottled, brighter core. The outer edges barely resolve into one or two dozen stars at 220x. 8": lively, two or three very faint stars are resolved at the north edge. - by Steve Gottlieb