Re: (IAAC) Obj: M 5 - Inst: 120 mm KONUS refractor, f/8.33, eq. mount
Sorry, this should be M 4, not M 5 as written here.
--- Apache User <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Observation Poster: Natko Bajic
> Observer: Natko Bajic
> Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
> Date/time of observation: May, 12th, 2001.
> Location of site: Vinisce, near Split, Croatia (Lat
> 43.5, Elev )
> Site classification: Rural
> Sky darkness: 6.0 <Limiting magnitude>
> Seeing: <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
> Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
> Instrument: 120 mm KONUS refractor, f/8.33, eq.
> Magnification: 40x, 100x
> Filter(s): None
> Object(s): M 5
> Category: Globular cluster.
> Constellation: Sco
> Data: mag 5.6 size 26.3'
> Position: RA 16:23.6 DEC -26:32
> Magnificant globular, filling about 1/3 field of
> view at 100x. Completely resolved at every
> magnification. I could clearly see the famous
> central bar structure. West of it, in the cluster, I
> could see about dozen of relatively bright stars
> (brightest in the globular), while in the eastern
> part I counted only four similar stars. At 40x it
> seems uniform, but 100x and averted vision helped me
> to see the obvious central brightening. Cluster
> seemed quite round to me. Field of view is not very
> rich. Sketch is available at the mentioned URL.
> Optional related URLs: www.geocities.com/natkobajic
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