(IAAC) Obj: M6 (Butterfly Cluster) - Inst: 4.5" f/8 equatorial reflector
Observer: Erhan Ozturk
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 3/July/1999 19:30-19:55(UT)
Location of site: Ankara(Turkey) (Lat 40N, Elev 33E)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 4 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 4.5" f/8 equatorial reflector
Object(s): M6 (Butterfly Cluster)
Category: Open cluster.
Data: mag size
Position: RA : DEC :
A very beautiful object. The cluster is large and members are bright.
It is very easy to count at least 30 stars in this cluster. The orange color of
BM Scorpi is very prominent. BM Scorpi seems to be the brightest of the members
of this cluster. A parallelogram, formed by the four bright members including
BM Scorpi is an interesting asterism.
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