M92

Observed:  Points: 20

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as of 11/11/2019 10:48 p.m.

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General Info

TypeGlobular Cluster
ConstellationHercules
Right ascension17h17'7.500''
Declination+43°8'11''
Magnitude6.400
Distance26,400ly
Size11.200 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC6341, M92
Discovered 1777 Johann Bode

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M92

Orion XT8
20 points

Clear DARK Sky. No Moon. Very bright. Very dense in the center. shaped like an eyeball

M92 was fading fast as the clouds moved in, managed a quick sketch, but will revisit and re-sketch on a better evening of transparency.

M92

Celestron 127eq
20 points

Once I realized the constellation I had been searching wasn't actually Hercules (duh), M92 was a snap. The core is surprisingly bright. Very pretty.

M92

Orion 10'' SkyQuest dobsonian
20 points

After m13, I swept around for a bit to find M92. Overshadowed by the Hercules Globular nearby, this globular is nonetheless very impressive. Lots of resolvable stars, large angular size.

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