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(IAAC) Obj: M 15 - Inst: Bresser 4.8 inch refractor, EQ5 mount



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Observation Poster: Steven H. Yaskell <steven.yaskell@wtnord.net>
Observer: Steven H. Yaskell
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: August 26, 2005:2215 UT
Location of site: Stockholm, Sweden (Lat 59 N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4? 5 <Bortle Scale (9 worst)>
Seeing: 5-6? <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Bresser 4.8 inch refractor, EQ5 mount
Magnification: x40,x100
Filter(s): 
Object(s): M 15
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Pegasus
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 21:30  DEC +12:
Description:
At x40 (25mm) a small fuzz ball with a glittery, machine shop burr to it of gaseous haze. Easily found a few degrees up from Epsilon Pegasi ("Enif" the "nose of the horse," as they say.) Close to a +8-10 magnitude star
in this magnification.
At x100 (10mm) the haze is larger and you can just make out individual stars
in the silvery whitishness of the globular ball, with some out-liers seen with averted version. The sight is almost straight out over Stockholm to the south,
at my latitude. Surprisingly dark, but then again, it is late and Stockholm 
is shutting down for the A.M.
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