Messier 72

72 final

Object:   M72 (NGC 6891) Date:               2018 November 2
Type:  Globular cluster
Constellation:           Aquarius Time & altitude:          20.00 UT    21º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               1/5
            R.A:                20h 53m Transparency (5 high):                   4/5
            Dec:                -12º 32 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitude     9.2 Eyepiece       8mm Ethos                x260
            Size (mins)    6.6 Filters:            None


I intended to observe Mars this evening but the seeing is terrible.

Turning to M72 which is at about the same altitude as Mars, I had a poor view of what seems to be an unremarkable object. The cluster is broadly concentrated towards the centre and lacks a bright nucleus. There is an 8th mag. star about 15 or 20 mins NNE.