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Messiers I need in Mallorca

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Off to Mallorca on Saturday and I have a list of a few messiers to see. If I'm lucky to see them I should complete all 110 objects. I only have my 10x50 bins and hopefully if it isn't to heavy once I pack my suitcase I'll take my 85mm spotting scope.

 

The list is:

 

M4 a globular cluster in Sco

M6 an Open Cluster in Sco

M7 an open cluster in Sco

M30 a globular cluster in Cap

M54 a globular cluster in Sag

M55 a globular cluster in Sag

M62 a globular cluster in Oph

M68 a globular cluster in Hyd

M69 a globular cluster in Sag

M70 a globular cluster in Sag

M83 a Galaxy in Hyd

 

They can be seen between 01.00 and 04.30 and the altitude range is between 10° and 20°.

 

Can anyone foresee any problems.

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Clo@d. !!!!!

 

Good luck Mick, I need the same.

 

:) 

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The light pollution is pretty bad there, see if you can find a dark site Mick I may have a go for some of them when i go on the 22nd!!

 

(Did you pick up a Bird magazine?)

 

Ron

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Just wondering if the globular cluster to end all globular clusters : Omega Centauri (NGC 5139)

is visible from there Mick ?

 

I've checked and reckon it should be 5 deg or so above the southern horizon.

Tip : wait till Spica transits then look south 35 degrees. (3 and a half 'fists' at arms length.)

 

See if you can bag it. I reckon it would be a worthy extra to add to your Messier list ! :)

 

I will be further south in early August (Fuertaventura) and hope to see it for myself.

 

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Not sure Rob.

 

At it's highest it's only 2.41° above horizon.

 

 

 

 

 

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Arrr, maybe a bit too low then.

 

Still, the southern constellations should look good, especially with Mars & Saturn in the mix.

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I agree with Ron, having been out there. You're only going to get them all from a good dark site. Though you'll get the brighter ones like M4 showing through the light glow. Have a great holiday Mick :thumbsup:

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Cheers guys I'll see what I can do.

 

And Ron yes I have a few magazines to read, a Bernard Cornwall book, and a Collins birding book as well.

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Messiers seen  from south of Paris don't count! I got them all from Wiltshire but it took about four years. I remember seeing Scorpio's tail from the Canaries for the first time. I first snapped it from Aruba. I was definitely cheating!                

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