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(IAAC) Obj: M79 - Inst: 12.5" F 4.8 Dobsonian



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Observation Poster: Paul Money <paul_ohstbucks@msn.com>
Observer: Paul Money
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 12/9/2  11pm CST
Location of site: Kansas City, MO (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3.8 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 12.5" F 4.8 Dobsonian
Magnification: 60x 157x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): M79
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Lep
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
Nice little globular cluster easily found at 59x and not resolved. Bright 
core even with it being low in the south sky glow.  I raised magnification 
to 157x and resolved the stars in the outer halo, but not the central core. 
An asterism of stars in the FOV at low power looked like the 4 corner stars 
of Orionís body surrounding the globular with the cluster right in the center. 
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