M19

Observed:  Points: 20

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as of 09/16/2019 11:10 a.m.

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General Info

TypeGlobular Cluster
ConstellationOphiuchus
Right ascension17h2'37.700''
Declination-26°16'5''
Magnitude6.800
Distance27,100ly
Size13.500 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC6273, M19
Discovered 1764 Charles Messier

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M19

Orion 10XTi
20 points

Appeared as a faint, gray area. Power was out around me making it possible to find.

M19

Hardin 8" Deep Space Hunter
20 points

M19

Orion 10'' SkyQuest dobsonian
20 points

As I scanned North -> South looking for the globular pair M19 and M62, the lack of sleep that I had put upon myself the night before began to catch up to me. At last I landed on M19, a very nice globular located just north of M62 and Scorpius below that.

Nice globular with plenty of resolvable stars.

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