(IAAC) Obj: M55 - Inst: 9x63 binoculars

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2004/08/20 23h34 EST
Location of site: Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, Qc, Canada (Lat 45.2083° N, Elev 343 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.9 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): M55
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: XI
Constellation: Sgr
Data: mag 7.0  size 19.0'
Position: RA 19:40  DEC -30:58
In Sagittarius, at ~8° ESE of Ascella. Very beautiful object, much wider than M69, M70 and M54. M55 is shown like a very beautiful round nebulosity. With averted vision, the cluster is more spectacular in size.
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