(IAAC) Obj: M22 - Inst: Visioner 80 mm Short Tube Refractor

Observer: Penny Fischer
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: September 11th,  9 p.m. EDT
Location of site: Central NJ USA (Lat 40.30 N, Elev -74.4)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.0 <Telescopic LM>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Visioner 80 mm Short Tube Refractor
Magnification: 25 X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M22
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: loose bright globular
Constellation: Sag
Data: mag    size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
This is my favorite globular cluster, located very near the teapot asterism. 
Under very low magnification, the cluster is seen as a very bright,
almost nebulous patch of stars, although it is no resolved. However,
the cluster appears granular and more condensed towards the
middle. Under this very low power, thick streamers of nebulosity
appear to fade out from the central condensed portion.
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