DTG: 20100814 20:51K
Location: Arlene Observatory, Maryborough
Weather: Fine, clear, light breeze, some smoke form nearby farms burning sugarcane prior to harvest.
Seeing: Atmosphere very stable, almost quarter moon.
Globular Cluster. Very large object when viewed through 15mm Panoptic eyepiece. Many individual bright stars discernible. Cluster centre appears as an amorphous blob of faint light.
Tiny when compared to M22, no individual stars discernible, object resembles "head" of a bright comet, with circular bright cntre, surrounded by a diffuse cloud.
Seeing now greatly affected by smoke haze.
Observatory closed 21:30K