Object name: PAL8
Palomar 8 is a dim globular in Sagittarius almost 42,000 light years distant and 18,000 light-years from the center of the galaxy. That means we have to look clear across the disk of our galaxy to see it through all the dust that blocks our view. Fortunately, in this particular direction, the dust isn't too thick and we can see it in ordinary light though greatly dimmed. Its diameter is stated to be about 13.5 minutes of arc across but I can see only the center 5 minutes of that in my image. Beyond that, the stars are lost in the dense star field of the Milky Way. The cluster was discovered in 1952 by George Abell.