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RE: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 6397 - Inst: 8" Meade Starfinder



 Observer: Celso Montalvo.
 Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
 Date/time of observation: 18th Ago 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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