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HOLIDAY GLOBULAR


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A fine evening and a clear view to the South! I could not resist. Out with the 15 by 70mm binos.

Scorpius was very obvious above the sea line looking out from par in cornwall. I thought being so far south might be helping. Antares was a vivid orange colour. Just to the right I found the globular of the night M4. Certainly large and bright. I tried but could pull this one from the mirk at home.

I followed stars down to a declanation of -34deg which was fun.

Sagittarius next. I found the brightest smudge. This large patch turns out to be M16. I was surprised how much nebula was visible. Almost like M42 in the binos. M17 and. M18 were also obvious as nebula.

Finally down to M25 a lovely cluster and a look at that star cloud M24.

A lovely time!

Mark

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Looks like I was wrong on M16. Apparantly a scope is needed for the nebula. So it muxt just have been the stars that gave an impression of nebulousity. Or as messier would say...nebulousity without stars!

Mark

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mmm Im looking forward to some dark nights in Skiathos. Where I stay its great, late night with my wife still sleeping... the view from the balcony is usually great. Just me, the stars, and the mossies...

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