(IAAC) Obj: M15 - Inst: 8" Celestron SCT

Observer: Gary Otteson
Your skills: Beginner (10 Months)
Date/time of observation: Oct 24 1998, 9PM EDT
Location of site: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 3 or 4 (10 best)
Seeing: 7 (10 best)
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" Celestron SCT
Magnification: 170x (12mm Nagler), 92x (22mm Panoptic)
Object(s): M15
Category: Globular cluster
Constellation: Peg
  Satuday night in the center of eastern urban sprawl, M15 easy to find
  (in fact, nicely visible through 16x70's). Specific soft glow through
  the 22mm, and with the 12mm Nagler saw solid white center with fading
  aura of stars surrounding. Averted vision allowed faint resolution.
  This is for all of those mistakenly thinking that astronomy is futile
  in the city. Ain't so. It's a lot of fun.