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    Default 10 Globular Clusters for small Binoculars



    Hello friends of binocular astronomy,

    this season is a good start to train the eyes on globular clusters.

    Here is a selection of the globulars, easy to fix and enjoy with small binoculars 7x35 up to 10x50. Trained people with young eyes can fix most of them under excellent skies with unaided eyes.

    M3 in Canes Venatici: this is the cluster I start with as a rule. Easy to find between Cor Caroli (CVn) and Arcturus (Boo).
    M5 in Serpens Caput. Challenging to find the first time, but a rewarding cluster close to a bright star.
    M10 and M12 in Ophiucus form the best globular cluster pair for any wide field bino.
    M4 in Scorpius is one of my favourite cluster, even if low above my horizon.
    M22 in Sagittarius is another object, bright even under the light polluted skies.
    M2 in Aquarius may become difficult to fix the first time, as there are not many stars to hop in. However, you should not mis it.
    M15 in Pegasus is remarkably bright. It is sitting between two stars, like the M13.
    M13 in Hercules, the Hercules Cluster, is easy even with opera glasses.
    M92 in Hercules is another celestial wonder in Hercules.

    All of them can be seen during one night April through September (excluding the end of June at the mid-north lattitudes). The ordering as above shows my typical navigation when hunting the globular clusters.

    Best

    JG

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