(IAAC) Obj: M9 - Inst: 4.5" Orion SkyView Delux

Observation Poster: Rob Wood <r_c_wood@orbitworld.net>
Observer: Rob Wood
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: Oct 13/01 19:45 CST
Location of site: Lake Jackson Tx (Lat 29N, Elev 14)
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 4.5" Orion SkyView Delux
Magnification: 33x, 66x, 100x, 200x
Object(s): M9
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: Globular Cluster
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 17:16  DEC -18:28
Tonight, M9 was fairly faint. There were not any resolvable stars. It looks like a hazy patch at 100x. Using my 2x Barlow did not reveal any further detail. The diameter of the gc appeared to be about 3 arc minutes. It appears that the gc is slightly elonigated with the major axis running from the SW  to the NE direction. The density (brightness)looks to increase more to the NE rather than the geometric center. 
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