NGC 6229 (GCL 47, H 50.4) Globular Cluster in Hercules

Located at: RA 16 hours 46 minutes 59 seconds, Dec +47 degrees 31 minutes 40 seconds

Size: 4.5' Magnitude: 9.4 Class: 4

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter,  520 minutes  (52 x 10 minute subs), 06/5/6/7/2014; seeing 2.2-3.4 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.77.5159.19820, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: See the 8" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 6229

NGC 6229
16 46 58.8 +47 31 40
V = 9.4;  Size 4.2

17.5": bright, fairly small, very bright core, faint mottled halo.  Roughly 10 
extremely faint mag 15-16 stars are resolved around the edges of the halo at 
280x.  Forms an equilateral triangle with two mag 8 stars 6' W and 6' SW.
Steve Gottlieb