(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6755 - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian


Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 7/9/1999  23.35 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" F/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 6755
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Aql
Data: mag 7.5  size 15'.0
Position: RA 19:08  DEC +04:14
Not seen at 49X, NGC 6755 is an elongated misty patch of light at 98X.
At 203X a hazy spot with a roundish shape and a seperated taillike feature of
faint starlight with a darker area in between. About a dozen or so stars
were positively resolved with some more popping in and out of view. Tha hazy
background glow appeared somewhat granular.

Once located this cvluster was quite easy to see, appearing slightly better
at 244X although no extra details were noted. A slightly larger scope would
probably resolve more of this cluster.

There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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