Re: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 6205 = M13 - Inst: 8" f/6 Newtonian alt-az. mount
>The stars of this cluster appear to form spider-
>like arms. Also M13 is not exactly round and there
>seemed to be a sharp edge on the North side.
Great set of observations, Michael! That sharp edge you saw has been noted by a
few other observers on the list as well, in particular Todd Gross in his 16"
>>I immediately noted a flattened side on M13,
>>keeping it from being symetrical, almost as
>>if someone stepped on it.
And meanwhile, William Schart agrees with your impression of knotted "arms" in
the stellar outliers of this fine globular:
>>Higher power reveals a structure of crab-like arms
Keep these careful and well-logged observations coming, please! (Also, please
use the form "M13 (NGC 6205)" for your object IDs: believe it or not, the "="
equals sign is actually used in some catalog IDs! :>)
Clear skies, and take care!