(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6664 Inst: 11x80 binoculars

Observer: Auke Slotegraaf (auke@global.co.za)
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1997 July 06, 21:00 UT
Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa (34S)
Site classification: rural
Limiting magnitude: 6.0 (zenith)
Seeing: 7 of 10 - good
Moon up: no
Instrument: 80mm binoculars, tripod-mounted
Magnification: 11x
Filters used: None
Object: NGC 6664
Obscure cluster in Scutum. Lies within a neat triangle of alpha,delta and 
epsilon Scu. Alpha lies due west. Beautiful! A soft glow, round, upon a
murky  field. A delicate object, surprisingly large, like percolated
starlight, a slightly  condensed milky-way star-patch, or a low
surface-brightness globular cluster. Nudging the field 2degrees west
brings on a massive lightless void, over 3  degrees long.