Messier 19

19 final

Object:   M19  (NGC 6273) Date:               2018 August 2
Type:  Globular cluster
Constellation:           Ophiuchus Time & altitude:          21.35 UT      10º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               2/5
            R.A:                17h 03m Transparency (5 high):                   4/5
            Dec:                -26º 16 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitude     7.2 Eyepiece       8mm Ethos                x260
            Size (mins)    14 Filters:            None


Seven degrees E of Antares. The overall shape is a ratio 5:6 oval with the long axis oriented more or less NS. There are two bright foreground stars either side on the N edge. In the halo to the S are two dark structures, perhaps obscuration by foreground dust clouds. At times it appeared that the core might be double, or bifurcated. The whole cluster appears grainy but there very little resolution into stars.