(IAAC) OBJ: M107 (globular) INST: 18" F/4.2 Newt Rating: B-

Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate - Many years
Date and UT of observation: 3/24/99 08:45 GMT
Location & latitude: 22 mi. West of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): approx.4.9z, 4.6 vic. object 
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best): 3
Moon up (phase?): No
Weather: Clear
Instrument: 18" f/4.2 fl=1925mm Newt 
Magnifications: Various 71-213x
Filters used: none
Object: M107
Constellations: Oph
Object data: glob.
Size(s): 8'
Position: 16:32 -13:03
Magnitude: 8.1 
Personal "rating" (at this aperture, and sky condition): B-
M107 is a small, partially resolved globular. It is irregular
shaped, and at first glance appeared to have a dark lane. Closer
scrutiny showed a small, uninspiring "ink-spot" (free-form). Rounder
on one end, the  other end kinda looked like it ended in claws, 
giving it a slight crab-like appearance. Resolution wasn't complete,
but stars that resolved included two slightly brighter ones pretty much
near the center. Much smaller than M10 and M12 nearby, much less resolved
as well. 
Boston Meteorologist Todd Gross
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