Another brilliant globular. In the wide field, there appeared to be 2 areas of greater luminosity: the main globular as well as some smaller object to the side. Once I plopped in the high power eyepiece, I was able to see that the second area of luminosity was just concentrated brighter stars. This globular has a large number of resolvable stars, mostly concentrated around the edges. Not the easiest to find due to the lack of many very bright stars in the vicinity.

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  • Observed with: Orion 10'' SkyQuest dobsonian
  • Seeing: below average
  • Light pollution: below average