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(IAAC) Obj: M30 (NGC 7099) - Inst: 51cm f/10 classical Cassegrain



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Observer: Dave Mitsky
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1998/10/24
Location of site: Colebrook, PA (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: >5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 51cm f/10 classical Cassegrain
Magnification: 203x, 302x, 406x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M30 (NGC 7099)
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: V
Constellation: Capricornus
Data: mag 7.2  size 11.0
Position: RA 21:40.4  DEC -23:11
Description:
This is an addendum to my recent report on M30.  Using a larger aperture and 
higher magnification from a darker site yielded better results as might be 
expected.
A stellar condensation or brightening was noted in the northern portion of this
globular cluster.  Two prominent chains of stars extend to the north and 
northwest.  Using 406x was pushing the magnification on this object, but the 
globular cluster M2, with a far more favorable elevation, looked very good at 
that power.
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