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(IAAC) Obj: M6 (NGC 6405) - Inst: Orion 6" dobsonian



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Observer: William Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 7/8/2000 12:26 am CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 97 40)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Orion 6" dobsonian
Magnification: 32x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): M6 (NGC 6405)
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Sco
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 17:40  DEC -32:
Description:
Also visible in the finder, but a smaller and more compact cluster
than M7. A long chain of stars comes in one side, makes a sharp 90d
turn, then doubles back before making another 90d turn and exiting on
the far side. This forms a tall hat shape to me. There is a bright,
orangish-red star on the edge of this cluster which I later ID’ed
as the semi-regulur variable BM Sco.
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