(IAAC) Obj: M2 - Inst: 9x63 binoculars

anonymous at sedna.atmob.org anonymous at sedna.atmob.org
Thu Oct 7 00:28:49 EDT 2004


Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche at videotron.ca>

Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2004/08/22 2h32 EDT
Location of site: Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, Qc, Canada (Lat 45.2083° N, Elev 343 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.9 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): M2
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: IV
Constellation: Aqr
Data: mag 6.5  size 12'
Position: RA 21:34  DEC -00:49
In Aquarius, at ~2½° N of Sadalsud. Very beautiful object, visible very compact cluster in direct vision. By moments, it seems a light granularity. The halo is not very wide with averted vision and the center are remarkably brilliant.
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