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(IAAC) Obj: M 3 (NGC 5272) - Inst: 120 mm KONUS refractor, f/8.33, equatorial m.



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Observer: Natko Bajic
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: April, 18th, 2001. around 21.00
Location of site: Vinisce, near Split, Croatia (Lat +43.5, Elev 10 m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 4.5-5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: III <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 120 mm KONUS refractor, f/8.33, equatorial m.
Magnification: 40x ; 100x 
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M 3 (NGC 5272)
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: CVn
Data: mag 6.2  size 16.2'
Position: RA 13:42.2  DEC +28:23
Description:
Very large and bright globular cluster; at 40x I didn't see any stars,
but with averted vision I saw few very faint stars around globular,
and just sign of them in it. At 100x cluster is best resolved, it
seems slightly elongated (SW-NE), in the NW side I saw most of stars,
specially when I used averted vision.
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Two bright stars near this globular (on the NW and SE). 
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