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(IAAC) Obj: M92 - Inst: 8" f5 Helios newtonian



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Observer: Kim Gowney
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 25\6\00  0015 UT
Location of site: SW  Wales UK  (Lat 51 47 N, Elev 70 Mtr)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" f5  Helios newtonian
Magnification: 50x 100x 200x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M92
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Her
Data: mag 6  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
At 100x, from a nebulous edge a smooth and steep brightening to the
nucleus,some of the brighter stars begin to resolve as I shift my eye
around the scene,they are popping in and out of view as the averted
vision picks them up.At 200X, stars more easily resolved but only
briefly as a large thin cloud (not Cirrus more like alto cumulus) came
over, however I was suprised to see that despite the cloud blocking
out the stars for naked eye obs I could still make out the cluster,
clearly demonstrating it's overall brightness.
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