(IAAC) Obj: M11 - 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: 07/11/01
Location of site: 117h 9m W (Lat 32h 43m N, Elev 2000 ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)
Magnification: 60x, 110x, 146x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M11
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Sct
Data: mag 5.8  size 14'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Very small, much smaller than most Messier OC.

Can see the V shape, more like a cone with the opened part of the V pointing 
north.  Take shape at 60x, but best view at 110x.  146x is ok but lost some of 
the shape.  The central star looked orange with two bright stars to the east.  
The OC seemed to be completely resolved although most of the stars are dim; 
definitely no hazy glow anywhere.

No "wild duck" seen; more like a night of a wild-goose chase after the wild 
duck ;-).

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