NGC288 is a globular cluster of about 10´in diameter,located in Sculptor.Its stars are not very concentrated an it can be resolved down to its core with a 10inch instrument.Its total brightness is about 9mag and therefore an easy object for binoculars.Its distance from us is about 30.000 lightyears.
RA: 00h 52m 45s Dekl: -26° 05.0´
80cm f/7 AstroOptik corrected Cassegrain with Baader filters
FLI Proline 16803 Prompt7 CTIO/UNC Chile
L(synth)RGB from R=8x1200s G=8x1200s B=8x1200s
for a close lookup from the HST look here
here is a close look to the little galaxy cluster at the southern part of this GC: