NGC 2419 (GCL 12) Globular Cluster in Lynx

Located at: RA 07 hours 38 minutes 09 seconds, Dec +38 degrees 52 minutes 55 seconds

Size: 4.6' Magnitude: 10.3 Class: 2

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c & -25c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 430 minutes (43 x 10 subs), 02/3/5/14/2014; seeing 2.5-4.3 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.76.5115.24309, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes:

Another trying image sequence from this "winter" ... Only had one good night on this one (02/03), other nights had varying amounts of high clouds or a full moon nearby. Going with what I have for now, as now that the moon has left the area near NGC 2419, clouds are forecast for next few days. See the 8" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 2419

NGC 2419 = Intergalactic Wanderer
07 38 08.5 +38 52 55
V = 10.3;  Size 4.7

17.5": fairly faint, round, 2' diameter, gradually brighter core but no well-
defined nucleus, mottled appearance although no resolution into stars.  Framed 
by a quadrilateral of four mag 13-14 stars and a few other faint stars.  
Collinear with mag 7.0 SAO 60232 4' W and mag 7.9 SAO 60229 8' W.  This globular 
is dubbed the "Intergalactic Tramp" and is one of most distant globulars from 
earth.

8": very faint, small, round, no resolution.  Collinear with two mag 8 stars to 
the W and a mag 9 star in the field W.

- by Steve Gottlieb
Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 2419
NGC 2419 = Intergalactic Wanderer
07 38 08.5 +38 52 55
V = 10.3;  Size 4.7

17.5": fairly faint, round, 2' diameter, gradually brighter core but no well-
defined nucleus, mottled appearance although no resolution into stars.  Framed 
by a quadrilateral of four mag 13-14 stars and a few other faint stars.  
Collinear with mag 7.0 SAO 60232 4' W and mag 7.9 SAO 60229 8' W.  This globular 
is dubbed the "Intergalactic Tramp" and is one of most distant globulars from 
earth.

8": very faint, small, round, no resolution.  Collinear with two mag 8 stars to 
the W and a mag 9 star in the field W.

- by Steve Gottlieb