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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: Carù, Italy
M30
      #6062893 - 09/04/13 03:28 PM Attachment (28 downloads)

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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Randolph Jay
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Reged: 07/29/12

Loc: South Huntington, NY, USA
Re: M30 new [Re: PeterDob]
      #6063235 - 09/04/13 07:02 PM

Wow!!!
Randolph


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Andrev
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: M30 new [Re: Randolph Jay]
      #6063262 - 09/04/13 07:18 PM

Indredible... Superb sketch.

Andre.


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frank5817
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Re: M30 new [Re: Andrev]
      #6063368 - 09/04/13 08:51 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


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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: Carù, Italy
Re: M30 new [Re: frank5817]
      #6063786 - 09/05/13 04:44 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!

Peter


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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: M30 new [Re: PeterDob]
      #6064085 - 09/05/13 10:17 AM

Bravo Peter !

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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: M30 new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #6064439 - 09/05/13 01:20 PM

Looks great!

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starquake
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Reged: 02/02/08

Loc: Nádasdladány
Re: M30 new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #6065565 - 09/06/13 04:01 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?



* cg = center of gravity


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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: Carù, Italy
Re: M30 new [Re: starquake]
      #6065581 - 09/06/13 04:48 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...

Peter


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Andrev
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Re: M30 new [Re: PeterDob]
      #6065634 - 09/06/13 06:14 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.

Andre.


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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: Carù, Italy
Re: M30 new [Re: Andrev]
      #6065661 - 09/06/13 07:02 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.

Peter


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niteskystargazer
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: M30 new [Re: PeterDob]
      #6065807 - 09/06/13 10:08 AM

Peter,

Very good sketch of M-30 .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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