3" Konus Refractor

Obs. place: Base del Teide, Tenerife, Spain (7480ft)
Date: 18./19.4.2004
NE Lim. mag: 7.1m
Background sky: 1-2
Seeing: 2
Weather: Excellent, very cold

Description: In a rich field. Very faint, round 2' unresolved glow close to two 11th magnitude stars. Extremely faint star suspected in the NE side of the halo.
Palomar 8 with 3" Konus @ 121x


4.5" SkyQuest XT

Object: Palomar 8
Date: 30./31.8.2011
Observing location: Sedona, Arizona, USA (1368 meters / 4488 feet)
NE Lim.mag: 6.7m (zenith)
SQM-L: 20.84 (south)
Background sky: 7 (good)
Seeing: 7 (good)
Transparency: 7 (good)
Weather: +23.0°C, humidity 32-45%, clear.

Description: Fairly easily visible with the averted vision. Round, unresolved globular cluster without a central concentration. Two foreground stars glimbsed within the cluster.
Palomar 8 with 4.5" SkyQuest @ 304x