It was an excellent night until the moon rose but I was able to observe 4 objects tonight.
Object #2: M13
Location: Clarington, ON
Date/Time: Sep. 23, 2013 8:45 PM
Telescope: D=305 mm F=1500 mm
Magnification: 83 x @ 82° AFOV
Notes: Dark grey mainly circular ball of stars. Faint but I could resolve two “arms”. I could see individual stars in the cluster.
On September 17, 2013, I officially started the pursuit of my Messier 30 certificate. It is an exciting awards program for astronomy club members and a way for amateur astronomers to keep track of their observations. The Messier 30 is the first milestone in AstronomyForum.net‘s certificate program. The Durham Region Astronomy Association also has one.