(IAAC) Obj: M30 - Inst: 9x63 binoculars

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2004/08/22 00h53 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): M30
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: V
Constellation: Cap
Data: mag 7.5  size 8.9'
Position: RA 21:40  DEC -23:11
In the Capricorn, more 3° SE of Zeta Cap. This cluster resembling of much other globulars like M69, M70 and M54. Of low dimension, M30 presents a good degree of concentration but averted vision didn't help. I notice a weak star at the position 3 hours, very close to M30, which is, in fact, SAO 190531 (magv = 8,6).
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