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(IAAC) Obj: M54 - Inst: 4.5" Orion Skyview Reflector



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Observation Poster: Rob Wood <r_c_wood@orbitworld.net>
Observer: Rob Wood
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 10:05 CST
Location of site: Lake Jackson Tx (Lat 29N, Elev 16)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 10 <Telescopic LM>
Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 4.5" Orion Skyview Reflector
Magnification: 100x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): M54
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: Class 3
Constellation: SGR
Data: mag 7.61  size 
Position: RA 18:55  DEC 30:29
Description:
M54 is larger and brighter than M69 and M70. At 100x there are some individual
 resolvable stars along the edge of the cluster. The center is definitly
 brighter, with a haze of stars surrounding the inner core. This is deffinitly
 a better object to view compared to M69 and M70. In another few weeks it will
 be in a darker portion of my sky, at which time I will plan to take another
 look at it for more detail.
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