(IAAC) IAAC Submission
Observer : Rich Wells
Your skills : Beginner
Date & UT of observation : 07th June, 1996, 02:27Z
Location : RTP, North Carolina, USA
Site classification : Suburbs
Limiting mag(visual) : 3.5
Seeing(from 1 to 5) : 4
Moon up/phase : None
Instrument : 4" f/5.4 APO refractor
Magnification : 15x 60x 120x
Filters used : None
Object : M92(NGC 6341)
Category : Globular cluster
Constellation : Hercules(Her)
Obect diameter : 6'
RA/DE : 17h 17.1m +43d 08m
Description : At 15x M92 was a magnificent sight! Very well defined
and large against the medium blue sky background.
At 60x the background was noticably darker which helped
to bring out better definition. The overall shape
appeared triangular with slight resolution of outter
stars. A nice field with 3 nearly identical magnitude
stars forming a line starting east and heading northeast.
At 120x M92 took on a pear shape with the bottom towards
the east. Background is near black and many close member
stars surrounding the cluster. The core is fairly bright
with the outer cloud approximately twice it's diameter.