(IAAC) Obj: M22,M25 - Inst: 10x50 binoculars
Observer: Erhan Ozturk
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 15/5/1999 3:15AM +2UT
Location of site: Ankara (Lat 40N, Elev 33E)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10x50 binoculars
Category: Open cluster. Globular cluster.
Data: mag size
Position: RA : DEC :
This night, I saw a globular cluster for the first time.
It is very easy to find M22. But when found, I couldn't resolve it. It
may be due to light pollution or low magnification or interstellar
dust. It is brighter than I expected and looks like a fuzzy disk with
no hint of resolution.
Then I found M25. I did not search M25 but it came into my view. With
averted vision, it seems like a group of 10-15 stars in a fuzzy
area. I think, under darker sky, much more stars can be resolved.
Now it is time to sleep.
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