Mayall II (G1)
|Three amateur astronomers at the Ferguson Observatory in Northern California have begun an interesting project: imaging regions in M31 and identifying the globular clusters. These are some of their early results. (Click on the thumbnail for the complete CCD image.)|
|This is the region southeast of the bright star cloud NGC 206. At mag (V) = 14.2, G76 is one of the brighter globulars in M31 after Mayall II (G1). G71 is the faintest globular identified on the CCD image at mag (V) = 17.5.|
|These are globular clusters associated with NGC 205 (M110), one of the dwarf elliptical companions of M31. By far the brightest is G73 at mag (V) = 15.0. The others are very difficult visual targets, with magnitudes ranging from 16.6 (G63) to 18.5 (G54).|
|This is the region southwest of M32. The brightest globular in this region is G119 at mag (V) = 15.0. The other globulars shown are difficult targets, with magnitudes ranging from 16.8 (G142) to 17.5 (G118). (Identifications added by editor.)|
Observers: Victoria Brown, Christine Churchill, & Mike Dickerson.
Camera: CB245 cookbook ccd
Telescope: Fruth 14" Newtonian.
Exposure: 16 x 60 second stacked images.
Field of View: Approx. 9'x11'