(IAAC) Obj: M2 (NGC 7089) - Inst: 8" F/6 Newton on Alt-az mount

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 10/18/1998  21.14 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09 N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II-III <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" F/6 Newton on Alt-az mount
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X,244X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M2 (NGC 7089)
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Aqr
Data: mag 6.5  size 12'.9
Position: RA 21:33  DEC -00:49
At 49X a bright and easy cluster wich vanishes into the background with direct
vision. Smooth appearance with no real bright center.
At 98X M2 is grainy but no stars are resolved although one or two pop in and
out of view.
At higher powers partial resolution is achieved around the edges.
There are no stars visible in the center of M2. There seemed to be a dark
lane of some sort across the cluster's North edge but this is most
probably an illusion.
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