(IAAC) Obj: ngc 6240 - Inst: 40" f/5 dob

Observer: Mark G.Birkmann
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 6/7/2000, 6:30 UT (1:30 CDT)
Location of site: New Haven, Missouri (Lat ~38, Elev ~700 feet)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 3 or 4 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 40" f/5 dob
Magnification: 746x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): ngc 6240
Category: External galaxy.
Class: peculiar
Constellation: ophiuchus
Data: mag 12.9(v)  size 2.5' x 1.2'
Position: RA 16h:52m 58.9s  DEC +02:24' 02"
This galaxy appeared as a smudge of light elongated from the north east to the
south west.  The best view was at 746x with a 6.7mm meade uwa.  It was pretty 
faint and gradually brighter to the middle.  No structure was seen.  It was 
framed by 3 faint stars on the north, east, and south sides.  I did not notice 
either of the mac galaxies located nearby.
Optional related URLs: http://www.fortunecity.com/greenfield/twyford/637/drawings.htm
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