(IAAC) Obj: M68 - Inst: 20" f4.4 Dobsonian


Observer: Nick Martin
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: April 27/28 1998
Location of site: Bonnyton house, Ayr, Scotland (Lat 55 24', Elev 140)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 20" f4.4 Dobsonian
Magnification: X149, X220
Object(s): M68
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: X
Constellation: Hya
Data: mag 8.2  size 12
Position: RA 12:40  DEC -26:45
With its very low elevation at these latiudes M68 appeared as fuzz ball
with no sign of resolution. Visibility was not helped by having to
observe it through a bush.
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