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(IAAC) Obj: M15 - Inst: Meade ETX 3.5"



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Observer: Harold Williams
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11/21/98  1900 EST
Location of site: Pine Barrens, New Jersey (Lat 40N, Elev 100)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Meade ETX 3.5"
Magnification: 30, 60, 133, 180
Filter(s): 
Object(s): M15
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: PEG
Data: mag 6.3  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
This was the first time I'd had the ETX in a good dark site. The night was
also cold and dry. I wasn't sure what to expect from this "small" scope. M15
was easily found in the 40mm eyepiece I use for locating objects. In the 20mm
eyepiece I could see a bright central area surrounded by a faint haze. No
individual stars were resolved.
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