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(IAAC) Obj: M72 - Inst: 12.5", f 4.8 Dobsonian



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Observation Poster: Paul Money <paul_ohstbucks>
Observer: Paul Money
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 12/5/02 645pm CST
Location of site: Kansas City, MO (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3.4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 12.5", f 4.8 Dobsonian
Magnification: 59x,118x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): M72
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Aqr
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
It was barely detectable low in the light dome. There were 2 nearby stars
in the field of view, one dimmer star at 6 o’clock and one brighter star at 
4 o’clock. The 4 o’clock star looked like it might be a double star, but 
not clearly resolved at 118x. I should have tried higher magnification 
while observing, but didn’t think about it.  M72 was a dim gray ball 
barely detectable at 59x, but became more evident at 118x. Averted vision 
and shaking the scope easily brought this globular clearly into view. No
stars in this faint globular were resolved with its position in the light dome.
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