Holmes looks like a BIG Messier object through 15x70s and light pollution.
- Hi All-
I just popped outside with my 15x70 binocs on a new tripod and looked
at Holmes, from the W side of Canyon near US 60 and too many sodium
vapor lights. But the moon is hiding now.
It looks like a BIG globular cluster as seen through a frosty lens.
It is definitely much bigger and much lower surface brightness than
previously---you can find it in binos from in town but I can't find it
by eye here (or get really dark adapted where I live.)
There's always something about photons from space hitting the eyes,
even if from fairly near by. Its only about one bino field from M34,
and maybe 2 hops from the double cluster.