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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6633 Inst: 11x80 binoculars



Observer: Auke Slotegraaf (auke@global.co.za)
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1997 July 07, 22:00 UT
Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa (34S)
Site classification: rural
Limiting magnitude: 6.1 (zenith)
Seeing: 7 of 10 - good
Moon up: no
Instrument: 80mm binoculars, tripod-mounted
Magnification: 11x
Filters used: None
Object: NGC 6633
Category:
Description:
About 12 8th magnitude stars in an elongated (1:3) and narrowing
rectangle.  Bright star to the south-east. At the north-western edge of
the cluster is a dark  area; the rectangle of stars, plus other stars in
the milk way field to the north-
west, together make a much larger irregular scattered cluster, about 45
across,  with a round, black hole in the centre! Quite remarkable!
Does anyone else see this black hole?