LIBRA
By Steve Coe
using 13" f/5.6 unless noted

NGC 5595 Pretty faint, pretty small, elongated 2X1 in PA 20 and little brighter in the middle at 135X.
Camp 613 S=7, T=9 13" f/5.6 150X-Faint, pretty small, elongated 1.5X1 in PA 45, gradually brighter middle, higher surface brightness than companion galaxy

NGC 5597 Pretty faint, pretty small, elongated 2X1 in PA 60 and somewhat brighter in the middle at 165X.
Camp 613 S=7, T=9 13" f/5.6 150X-Faint, pretty small, little elongated 1.2X1 in PA 90, very little brighter middle

NGC 5605 Faint, pretty small, very little elongated 1.2 X 1 in PA 90, very gradually brighter in the middle at 150X.

NGC 5716 Faint, pretty small, little brighter in the middle and little elongated (1.2X1) in PA 45 at 135X.
Camp 613 S=7, T=9 13" f/5.6 150X-Faint, pretty small, very little brighter middle, very little elongated 1.2X1 in PA 90(?), wide double star on Eastern end, it is approx. 11th mag. pair with 30" sep. yellow&white, the double star involved makes PA determination tough.

NGC 5728 Pretty faint, pretty large, much elongated (3X1) in PA 45 and much brighter in the middle at 165X. There is a 13th mag star just north of the nucleus which forms a "double nucleus" in the middle of this galaxy.
Camp 613 S=7, T=9 13" f/5.6 150X-pretty faint, pretty large, elongated 2X1 in PA 35, much brighter middle

NGC 5729 Pretty faint, pretty large, much elongated (3X1) in PA 160 and brighter in the middle at 135X.
Camp 613 S=7, T=9 13" f/5.6 150X-Faint, pretty large, elongated 2X1 in PA 0, little brighter middle with several very faint stars involved, I am not certain if the faint stars are a resolution of the globular cluster or not.

NGC 5756 Pretty faint, pretty small, elongated 2X1 in PA 75 and brighter in the middle at 165X.
Camp 613 S=7, T=9 13" f/5.6 150X-pretty faint, pretty large, elongated 2X1 in PA 45, pretty much brighter in the middle, longer with averted vision.

NGC 5757 Faint, small, little elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 0, little brighter in the middle at 150X.

NGC 5768 Faint, small, round, very little brighter in the middle at 150X. A 12th mag star is on the southern edge.

NGC 5791 Pretty faint, pretty small, elongated 1.8 X 1 in PA 0, much brighter middle with a stellar nucleus at 150X.

NGC 5792 Pretty bright, pretty large, elongated 2 X 1 in PA 90, much brighter in the middle at 150X. There is a 9th mag star on the western tip of this galaxy. The bright middle shows an obvious nuclear bulge with a very suddenly brighter nucleus. I believe this bright central section is what led Herschel to call this object "round".

NGC 5793 Faint, small, elongated 2 X 1 in PA 165, brighter in the middle at 150X.
Camp 613 S=8, T=10 13" f/5.6 150X-very faint, small, elongated 1.5X1 in PA 0, very little brighter middle.

NGC 5796 Faint, pretty small, round, brighter middle at 150X.
Camp 613 S=8, T=10 13" f/5.6 150X- pretty faint, pretty small, round, little brighter middle. 220X-stellar nucleus, but I did not see seperate "pS*" in center.

NGC 5812 Pretty bright, pretty small, round and suddenly very bright in the middle at 165X.
Camp 613 S=8, T=10 13" f/5.6 150X-pretty bright, pretty small, round, suddenly very bright middle, stellar nucleus, with faint outer arms. Averted vision helps bright middle, looks like Seyfert galaxy, overy bright core.

NGC 5858 Pretty faint, small, round and much brighter in the middle at 165X.

NGC 5861 Pretty faint, pretty large, elongated 2X1 in PA 0 and little brighter in the middle at 165X.
Camp 613 S=8, T=10 13" f/5.6 100X-pretty faint, pretty large, elongated 1.8X1 in PA 165, very little brighter middle, somewhat "blobby" (like a blob).

NGC 5872 Pretty faint, pretty small, elongated 1.5X1 in PA 15 and much brighter in the middle at 135X. There is a 12th mag star about 2 arc minutes to the east.

NGC 5878 Pretty faint, pretty large, elongated 3X1 in PA 0 and much brighter in the middle at 165X.
Camp 613 S=8, T=10 13" f/5.6 150X-pretty faint, pretty large, much elongated 2.5X1 in PA0, suddenly much brighter middle, there is a 13th mag star about 30" south of the core.

NGC 5880 Faint, small, round and somewhat brighter in the middle at 165X.

NGC 5883 Very faint, pretty small, elongated 1.5X1 in PA 165 and not brighter in the middle at 165X.

NGC 5885 Faint, pretty large, very gradually brighter in the middle and elongated 1.5X1 in PA 30 at 100X. There is a 10th mag star on the NE edge.
Camp 613 S=8, T=10 13" f/5.6 150X-faint, pretty large, very little elongated 1.2X1 in PA 75 (? tough to get PA with so little elongation), very little brighter middle, 11th mag star on NW side.

NGC 5892 Camp 613 S=8, T=10 13" f/5.6 150X-very faint, pretty large, very gradually very little brighter middle, there is a 13th mag star on eastern edge, overall not much.

NGC 5897 Pretty faint, large, gradually brighter in the middle and rich at 135X. I counted 22 stars resolved on a night I rated 6/10 for seeing and transparency. There is certainly not the usual "blazing core" to this globular.
Camp 613 S=8, T=10 13" f/5.6 150X-pretty bright, large, very irregulary round, pretty compressed, gradually brighter middle, 21 stars resolved, several in faint arms that extend out from main body. 11X80 just seen, better with averted vision.


NGC 5898 Pretty faint, pretty small, round and somewhat brighter in the middle at 165X. There are two other galaxies within a wide field of view.
Camp 613 S=8, T=10 13" f/5.6 150X-pretty faint, small, round, gradually brighter middle with almost stellar nucleus. Averted vision makes it grow.

NGC 5903 Pretty faint, pretty small, round, gradually much brighter in the middle at 150X.
Camp 613 S=8, T=10 13" f/5.6 150X-pretty faint, pretty small, round, gradually brighter middle. MCG-04-36-07 in field of NGC 5903 150X-very faint, very small, averted vision helps some, but still tiny.

NGC 5915 Pretty faint, small, round and brighter in the middle at 165X. 150X-pretty faint, small, round, little brighter middle, small but high surface brightness. companion to south is faint, pretty small, round and not brighter in middle.

NGC 5915A Very faint, small and round. It is averted vision only at 165X.

NGC 5916 Faint, pretty small, round and not brighter in the middle at 165X.

Merrill 2-1 Pretty bright, very small, round and not brighter in the middle at 220X. It was noticed at 135X, but it is better at 220X. This tiny planetary is light green at all powers.
Camp 613 S=8, T=10 13" f/5.6 100X-pretty bright, very small, round, not brighter in middle, looks like a double star, wide, but eastern component a little bigger than seeing disk. 330X-very faint, outer ring of material just seen with averted vision. Central star flicks in and out, on about 10% of the time. The disk is about 4 times the Airy disk of the nearby star. Grey in color at all times.

Double Stars

Alpha Lib Very wide, split in 11X80 finder. White and yellow in scope at 100X.

B 225 Split at 100X, white and light greenish

Iota Lib Wide split at 100X, white and light blue.

Struve 1962 Split at 100X, both light yellow a nice matched pair