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(IAAC) Obj: M62 (NGC 6266) - Inst: 17" f/15 equatorial classical Cassegrain



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Observer: Dave Mitsky
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 06/19/98 05:50 UT
Location of site: ASH Naylor Observatory, Lewisberry, PA (Lat 40.1d N, 76.9d W, Elev 570')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: <5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 17" f/15 equatorial classical Cassegrain
Magnification: 202x, 259x, 381x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M62 (NGC 6266)
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 4
Constellation: Ophiuchus
Data: mag 6.6  size 14.1'
Position: RA 17:01.2  DEC -30:07
Description:
M62 is a large and bright globular cluster.  It has a strong central
stellar concentration, is approximately 45 light years in size, and
lies some 22,500 light years distant.
At 202x this globular was a somewhat resolved, highly concentrated
oval. A bright concentration was noted with the 5" f/5 finder at 37x.
Upping the power to 259x with the 17" caused M62 to be fully
resolved. Increasing the magnification further to 381x proved
counterproductive.
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