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(IAAC) Obj: M70 - Inst: Orion XT-8 200mm,f/#1200 Dob



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Observation Poster: Barry Martasian <timetrav2@webtv.net>

Observer: Barry Martasian
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: July 21,2001  10:30 pm est.
Location of site: Charlestown, Rhode Island, Frosty Drew Observatory (Lat , Elev Sea Level)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 4 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 4 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion XT-8 200mm,f/#1200 Dob
Magnification: 96X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M70
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Sagittarius
Data: mag mag 8  size small
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
I used a 40mm eyepiece to get a wide view of area to locate cluster.Boosting my power to 96X the cluster appearded to be tiny but very tight.  I had problems resolveing stars because the sky was unuaslly bright due to the dampness in the air.  Also dew to a cloud cover moving in combined with dampness, M70 did not have the brightness that would be expected. 
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