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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6397 - Inst: 8" f/10 Meade Starfinder




[Thanks for an excellent follow-up observation, Celso! By the
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Observer: Celso Montalvo
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 18th Aug 2001, 03:42 UT
Location of site: La Antena, Cocachachra, Lima, PERU
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.1 <Limiting magnitude
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" Meade Starfinder
Magnification: 80x
Filter(s): None.
Object(s): NGC 6397
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: ARA
Data: mag 5.7, size 25.7'
Position: 17 40 49  -53 40 36
Description:
Big globular cluster that seems to be a tight open cluster. A
great amount of stars dispersed sparsely around a concentrated
nucleus of some 5' diameter. It is clear a protrusion toward
the north-northeast as a stream coming from the nucleus.


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