"Observing Globular Clusters"
Looking for an observing project to try this year?
Maybe you've completed your Messier certificate and
need something else to work on while you try to get
up your nerve to start on a more advanced project like
the AAAP's 'Mullaney-McCall', or the AL's 'Herschel 400'.
Here's a project that AAAP members Larry Bentz and
Pete Zapadka came up with. (a few years back).
It involves the observation of 53 globular clusters
listed in the Webb Society handbook.
Some are easy, some are difficult!
The list includes one open cluster, M11.
(commonly mistaken for a globular).
All coordinates are for year 2000.
It took me several years, but I finally 'sketched' my
way thru the list.
For detailed descriptions and additional sketches, see
the Webb Society handbook for globular and open clusters.
Also, try the links listed below.
SEDS Messier Database
Larry's Deep-Sky Sketches
You may E-mail me at:firstname.lastname@example.org
This is it. Hope you enjoyed the visit. Come again soon!