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#1 PeterDob

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:28 PM

Capricorn is one of the dullest constellations there is. It's faint and there's nothing really interesting to see in it. Apart from... this incredibly beautiful globular, IMHO one of the fairest of them all. I have to admit that it's only been the first time I've ever looked at it. In good old and horribly light-polluted Flanders it was always too low above the horizon. Here in Italy things are different so I gave it a go. It's not too compact, it's got a wonderful and somewhat irregular structure and there are quite a few brighter (older) stars that really stick out in it... it's just gorgeous!

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#2 Randolph Jay

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 06:02 PM

Wow!!!
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Posted 04 September 2013 - 06:18 PM

Indredible... Superb sketch.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:51 PM

Peter,

Very nice sketch of M 30. I have always enjoyed the string of stars on this one like "legs".
It's a beauty.

Frank :)

#5 PeterDob

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:44 AM

Thank you Randolph, André and Frank!

Yes, those "legs" were the first thing that struck me, together with its awkward structure. Definitely a favourite!

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:17 AM

Bravo Peter !

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:20 PM

Looks great!

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:01 AM

What a beauty!

Isn't it interesting, that so many GC's display arm-like features? Do you think that is a result of some (rotating) gravitational waves like the arms of spiral galaxies? Or, did they ever measure any rotation around their cg's in GC's at all?



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#9 PeterDob

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:48 AM

Many thanks, Michel, Jef and Ferenc!

Regarding your question about the "arms" of globulars, Ferenc, I'll have to leave that for the experts because cosmology is not really my cup of tea... :D

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:14 AM

Peter.

Do you know what is the ligth pollution color at your observing site ? Do you ever get an SQM reading ? I'm curious to know.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:02 AM

I've never been able to do an SQM because I haven't got the device. I did however do an estimate of the visual magnitude and found 6,3 in one area and 6,2 in another (at fought 45deg above the horizon. Most light pollution comes from the north-east (Reggio-Emilia and Modena) and is greyish, not orangy.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:08 AM

Peter,

Very good sketch of M-30 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom






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