(IAAC) Obj: M 68 - Inst: 120 mm KONUS refractor, f/8.33, equatorial


Observer: Natko Bajic
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 27. April 2001. about 23.00
Location of site: Vinisce, near Split, Croatia (Lat 44.5, Elev 10 m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: III <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 120 mm KONUS refractor, f/8.33, equatorial
Magnification: 40x, 100x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M 68
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Hya
Data: mag 7.8  size 12.0'
Position: RA 12h:39.5  DEC -26:45
Very large, but not so bright globular cluster. Moon was relatively
near from the object. I haven't resolve the cluster at any
magnification. Few bright stars above the object. Sketch will be
available on the mentioned page in few days.
Optional related URLs: http://www.geocities.com/natkobajic
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