(IAAC) Obj: M 73 - Inst: 7x50 binoculars

Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1997-07-25/26, 04:30 UT
Location: Medford, MA, USA (42N)
Site classification: urban
Limiting magnitude: 5.8 (zenith), intermittent haze
Seeing: 5 (out of 10 highest) - mediocre
Moon up: yes, 50% (not visible at site)
Instrument: 50mm Simmons binoculars
Magnification: 7x
Filters used: None
Object: M73
Category: Open cluster
Constellation: Aqr
Data: mag 8.9  size 2.8'
RA/DE: 20h59m  -12o38m
Visible to simple averted vision in the same binocular field with
M72 (see observation for same night), M73 was about 1o ESE of the
globular. Diffuse and without noticeable detail, but nonetheless
clearly distinguishable in an otherwise near-empty field of view.