Messier 80

80 final

Object:   M80  (NGC 6093) Date:               2018 July 18
Type:  Globular cluster
Constellation:           Scorpius Time & altitude:         22.00 UT      12º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               2/5
            R.A:                16h 17m Transparency (5 high):                   2/5
            Dec:                -22º 59 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitude     7.2 Eyepiece       8mm Ethos                x260
            Size (mins)    9 Filters:            None


A slightly more workable altitude than the four globulars viewed two nights ago but the view is still poor. The sky is very hazy. The faintest star visible in the field is about 12th magnitude. The cluster appears no more than 3 arc minutes in diameter, all the faint outer limits are washed out by the altitude and conditions. I do have grainy resolution into stars. Planned observing session abandoned.