(IAAC) Obj: M6 - Inst: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)


Observation Poster: Ron B[ee] <ronby@home.com>

Observer: Ron B[ee]
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 06/19/01
Location of site: 117h 9m W (Lat 32h 43m N, Elev 2000 ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: ? <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 2 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)
Magnification: 30x, 60x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M6
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Sco
Data: mag 4.2  size 15'
Position: RA :  DEC :
This is a real good example of treasures to be found only during bad
seeing ;-).

Really looked like a butterfly tonight (or perhaps bee with large wings).  Best 
at 30x.  60x starts to loose the form.  Twinkling stars due to bad seeing made 
it looked like it was flying especially the belly.  By turning off the drive,
because of bad seeing and wildly twinking stars, the butterfly simply came
alive, fluttered its wings and slowly flew out of the FOV!

My favorite!

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