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M51, 4, 80, and 62

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#1 TenthEnemy

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 01:43 AM

Here are some binocular observations from May 5.

M51 and its companion were highly visible in the binoculars when they were near zenith. I saw both cores and a larger glow around one of them, no other details were visible.

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#2 TenthEnemy

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 01:46 AM

After M51 I turned the binoculars on the southern light dome and began scanning for globular clusters. M4 appeared as a large faint glow with two very faint embedded stars.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 01:48 AM

M80 was quite the opposite, small and bright.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 01:51 AM

M62 was nearly identical to M80. The FOV also contained a nice asterism shaped like a music note that reminded me of the "S" in Orion's belt.

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#5 frank5817

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 10:29 AM

TE,

These are very fine sketches of these targets.
Thanks for posting.

Frank :)

#6 Jef De Wit

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 01:12 PM

Great sketches!

#7 Rutilus

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:56 PM

Super observing with binoculars and great sketches.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 10:04 AM

TenthEnemy,

Very nice sketches of M-51, M-4, M-80 and M-62 :)

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom






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