Basic object information

Object name: M 72
Object type: Globular cluster
Magnitude: 9.2
Size: 6.6'
Object classification: IX
Description: pB,pL,R,gmCM,rrr
Notes: 3 deg WSW of NGC 7009

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 20h 53m 30.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -12 32' 00"

Constellation: Aquarius

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Säijä, Lempäälä, Finland
Date/Time: 19/20.10.2007 23:35

Telescope: Newton 300/1500 mm

Magn: 203x


Field: 15'

NE Lim.mag: 6.0

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 2

Visuality: I

Height: 16

Weather: +5C

The very first sketch thru a brand new GSO 300 Dobson. M72 appears as a roundish granular haze which has some brighter stars on the NE corner. The main part didn't resolve clearly.