(IAAC) Obj: M3 - Inst: 10x50 binoculars

Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1997-12-16/17, 12:30 UT
Location: Whidbey Island, MA, USA (48N)
Site classification: rural
Limiting magnitude: 7.1
Seeing: 2 - good
Moon up: no
Instrument: 10x50 Tasco binoculars
Magnification: 10x
Filters used: None
Object: M3
Category: Globular cluster
Constellation: CVn
Data: mag 6.4  size 16'
RA/DE: 13h42m  +28o23'
Visible as a bright, hazy spot. With binocs, even
using intense concentration, no other hint could be
seen of the nature of this lovely star-ball. But it
was strikingly non-stellar, even at 10x.
Karen Simmons & Lew Gramer dedalus@alum.mit.edu http://www.tiac.net/users/lewkaren