(IAAC) Obj: M73 - 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 2h48 EDT
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): M73
Category: Asterism.
Constellation: Aqr
Data: mag 8.9  size 2.8'
Position: RA 20:59  DEC -12:38
In Aquarius, near E of M72. Difficult to locate, this asterism is of very low brightness. With the binoculars, it is impossible to see individual stars and this asterism individually is stellar in apperance. It appears and disappears with stability of the air. An unspectacular object...
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