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The ye old objects-of-the-month club, and any other observing tidbits we come up with.
If you have a low southern horizon, scan the horizon around 11:30 pm for a view of the Omega Centauri globular cluster. Look between Corvus and Spica (along the horizon). It is visible to the naked eye under dark skies, but more easily spotted in binoculars as a large (moon-size) granular glow. If you place Omega Centauri at the bottom of the binocular field you will spot the Centaurus A galaxy near the top of the field as a small dim 'spot'. The famous dust lane is easily seen (with averted vision) in small telescopes.
2018-05-12 Challenge Accepted
Dr. Dan and I were taking a peek at Omega Centauri through some binoculars at Etscorn Observatory...and then M13...and then the idea came up to take a picture with the same settings of both objects to compare their sizes. M13 is on the left, and Omega Centauri on the right. The pictures are intrinsically crap, because I was testing the mount and the scope, and not planning on taking any good pictures, but you can get the idea.
Bob G (Bob2)