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(IAAC) Obj: M4 - Inst: 10x46 handheld monocular



Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 01 May 1999  05:00 UT
Location of site: Medford, MA, USA (Lat 42N, Elev 5m)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Heavy - nearly full moon
Instrument: 10x46 handheld monocular
Magnification: 10x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M4
Description:
This diffuse globular cluster, so conveniently located just off of bright
Antares at the "heart" of Scorpius, the Scorpion, was only suspected with
this new monocular tonight. However it *WAS* suspected, which is almost a
miracle considering the presence of the moon, light pollution, and sheer
diffuseness of this deceptively bright globular. No detail noted.


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