(IAAC) Obj: M54 - Inst: 20X60 monoculars

[Apologies to Derrick - his name wasn't on the "allowed poster" list of 
non-subscribers. It is now, and I've forwarded the two observations he posted 
to our Web site (M54 and M69, M70, M80. Thanks for sharing your observations, 
Derrick!        -Lew Gramer <owner-netastrocatalog@atmob.org> ]

Observer: Derrick Lim
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 0630UT(1:30am MST) 6 June 1998
Location of site: Tempe (Lat 33d24m54s, Elev ??)
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 4.5-5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 20X60 monoculars
Magnification: 20
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M54
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 3 (1 highest conc. towards center, 10 lowest)
Constellation: Sgr
Data: mag 7.7  size 2.1'
Position: RA 18:55.1  DEC -30:29
I needed some averted vision to find this cluster, but once I saw it, I could 
see it directly. The monoculars shows a small, almost circular patch of light. 
could tell that it is non-stellar. Very nice cluster to observe and very easy to
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