(IAAC) Obj: Alpha Libra(Zubenelgenubi), M5, M4 - Inst: 10x50 binoculars
Observer: Erhan Ozturk
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 24/5/1999 23:00 UT
Location of site: Ankara/Turkey (Lat 40N, Elev 33E)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10x50 binoculars
Object(s): Alpha Libra(Zubenelgenubi), M5, M4
Category: Globular cluster. Multiple star.
Data: mag size
Position: RA : DEC :
Alpha Libra (Zubenelgenubi) can be very easily split.
M5 can be found from betha libra. This globular cluster was fainter
than I expected. It may be due to poor seeing. However; it is still
easy to find. Cannot see a definite central core.
M4 is also an easy target but it seemed fainter than M5 to me. Cannot
observe it for long time because the clouds blocked the way.
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