(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6705=M11 - Inst: 8" f/6 Newtonian alt-az mount

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 7/18/1998  23.25 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Holland (Lat 52.09 N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" f/6 Newtonian alt-az mount
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 6705=M11
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Sct
Data: mag 5.8  size 14',0
Position: RA 18:51  DEC -06:16
Wonderful cluster. Fully resolved even at low powers. There are countless stars
With one particularly bright one near the edge of the cluster (slightly
yellowish). M 11 looks like a fan shaped cluster with a darker area in the 
At higher magnifications M 11 comes alive like a pile of diamonds in the
A wonderful sight!
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