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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 3201 - Inst: 10x50 handheld binoculars



Observer: Steve Coe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: February 1998
Location of site: SS Dawn Princess, Caribbean Sea (Lat 15oN, Elev 0m)
Site classification: Exurban(!)
Sky darkness: 4 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10x50 handheld binoculars
Magnification: 10x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 3201
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: X
Constellation: Vel
Data: mag 6.9  size 18.2'
Position: RA 10:18  DEC -46:25
Description:
NGC 3201 is an obvious globular cluster in the 10X50s, never
resolved into stars, but a very bright core and much larger
than the star images.