(IAAC) Obj: M69, M70, M80 - Inst: 20X60 monoculars
Observer: Derrick Lim
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 8:30UT (1:30am MST - mistake in prev post for M54)
Location of site: Tempe, AZ, USA (Lat 33h24m54s, Elev ?)
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 20X60 monoculars
Object(s): M69, M70, M80
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 5, 5, 2 (1 very condensed, 10 least)
Data: mag 7.7,8.1,8.2 size 2.8',2.5',3.3'
Position: RA : DEC :
M69 -- located right next to an 8th magnitude star. I needed a little averted
vision to find this object, but once I found it, I could see it easily.
Looks quite diffuse.
M70 -- Took a little longer than M69 to see, but is pretty obvious once I got my
hands steady. Looks like a small,faint and diffuse patch of light.
M80 -- Quite a bright cluster (high surface brightness). Very easy to see and I
think I could see some condensation (or imagination?)
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