(IAAC) Obj: pyxis globular - Inst: 20" f5 dobsonian


Observer: Andrew Murrell
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 
Location of site: Ilford NSW Australia (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 20" f5 dobsonian
Magnification: 160-300
Filter(s): none
Object(s): pyxis globular
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: pyxis
Data: mag ?  size ?
Position: RA 9:07.95  DEC -37:10
The Pyxis Globular cluster is a small low surface brightness cluster visible only
in large scopes. It appears as a 1' hazey patch of sky with several 15th to 17th 
Magnitude stars scattered across the face of the cluster. It shows no resolution
even at high power, and has no central brightening, just an even surface brightness.
A 9th magnitude star is positioned 4'south east of the cluster, while a 10th magnitude
star is positioned 5' east. The cluster requires averted vision to locate, but once 
located it is not difficult to hold direct vision through the 20".
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