(IAAC) Obj: M28 - Inst: Orion 6" Dob
Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 8/10/98 11:20 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 48x, 72x, 120x
Category: Globular cluster.
Data: mag size
Position: RA : DEC :
A large and spectacular cluster. Forms a parallelogram with the top
of the 'handle' and the left side of the 'lid' of the 'Teapot.'
Even in the 48 EP, a number of individual stars could be resolved.
Stepping up the power increased the number of stars that could be
resolved. At 120, it almost appeared to be an open cluster as most
of the stars visible could be resolved..
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