Quote:Interesting side note this is one of two globulars that are considered to be no-native to the Milky Way, the other being M54.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
CPC 9.25 TV 76, 102, NP 101 Unitron 114 Gibraltar mount Half Hitch Mk III SolarMax 90 .7A/B15 Coronado PST Eyepieces from the sublime to the ridiculous
12" Harden Optical "Bubba"
16" Meade Lightbridge "Beached Whale"
70mm ETX-AT "Peashooter"
& a slew of EPs
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A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
14" Strut; 10"XT; 102ES; 22 in Process; 3.5,5,7,10,14,20mm Pentax XW; 17.3 & 12mm Delos; 27mm Panoptic; 20&24mm ES 68; 24mm ES 82; 30mm ES 82; 6&10mm BCO;
-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
Quote:Any resolution with your 10" dob? I was viewing it myself with my TV 102 the other night--in a scope that size, it's just a blob of light; looking back through my logs for the past few years, i've looked at it many times with small refractors, but, oddly, never with a larger instrument. I think it was one of those M-objects I checked off, decided was boring, and never really put much effort into. Maybe the fact it's so low in my sky made me lose interest. Bill
Quote:Under good skies, it breaks up nicely around the outer regions into stars through a 10-inch at 200X. Through a 15-inch at 300X it resolves to the core. Taras
Quote:My notes on this object are that it was "grainy, but not resolved" and "not perfectly circular." I recorded the conditions as being fairly poor, so perhaps I'll give this one another look next time it clears up(which doesn't appear to be soon).
Quote:Love those globs Too bad there aren't more out in the winter.-----Dave
Orion XT12i with Swayze-refigured primary & Protostar secondary
Televue NP101 refractor
William Optics Megrez 90 refractor
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