(IAAC) Obj: M26 (NGC6694) - Inst: Orion 6" Dob


Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 7/3/99 10:49 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 32x, 48x, 72x, 120x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M26 (NGC6694)
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Sct
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Very small, at 32x almost impossible to detect as a cluster - just a small hazy 
patch. Increasing power I was able to resolve more stars, up to 120x. There are 
two chains of stars crossing in an X-shape, the longer one had 8 stars, the 
shorter one only had 2-3 stars. There were a few other stars thrown in here and 
ther, making a total of about 15 total. 
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