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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6318 - Inst: Orion 6" Dob



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Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 7/12/98 12:30 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 48x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 6318
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Sco
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 17:  DEC -39:
Description:
	A nice little cluster, covering about half a degree. There were 7 m6.5 to m8 
stars forming a rough oval; appearing above this in the EP was a u-shaped pattern
 formed by 6 m7-8 stars, paired up with a pair forming each side and the bottom 
of the u. All this over a scattering of very faint stars.  A few other bright 
stars scattered around the peripheries.
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