Observation Report 6 September 2012

Very poor seeing on this particular night. I couldn’t even be sure I could make out the four stars in the “body” of Usra Minor, so the conditions were clearly not at all good. Nonetheless I got out for a while with the 10″ dob to see what was visible.

I first found M2 in Aquarius. A very impressive dense, large cluster. In the conditions it was hard to resolve individual stars, but was well worth finding.

Despite the conditions I also found M15. It appeared a similar size to M2, but perhaps not as dense overall, having a clearer core area with more stars being resolved around the edges especially with averted vision.

These two are clearly well worth another visit on a better night.

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