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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6517 - Inst: 13" f/5.6 Newtonian on Bigfoot German EQ



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Observer: Steve Coe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 25 July 98
Location of site: Strawberry, Arizona USA (Lat +34, Elev 7000 ft)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument:  13"  f/5.6 Newtonian on Bigfoot German EQ 
Magnification: 100X, 220X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 6517
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag 10.3  size 4'
Position: RA 18:02  DEC -08:58
Description:
NGC 6517 The field of view is very star poor and this dark field
may exhibit so much extinction that I am not able to resolve any
stars on the face of this globular.
100X--pretty bright, pretty small, round, much brighter middle,
easy to see as non-stellar.  220X--about all the power this object
can take, a little fuzzy at the edges, averted vision makes it
grow larger, no resolution.  Core is elongated 1.5X1 in PA 45.
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