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(IAAC) Obj: M 6 - Inst: 120mm KONUS refractor, f/8.33, equatorial



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Observation Poster: Natko Bajic <natkobajic@yahoo.com>
Observer: Natko Bajic
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: July, 09th, 2001.
Location of site: Vinisce, near Split, Croatia (Lat 43.5, Elev 10m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 120mm KONUS refractor, f/8.33, equatorial
Magnification: 40x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M 6
Category: Open cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Sco
Data: mag 4.2  size 15'
Position: RA 17h:40.1m  DEC -32:13'
Description:
Famous open cluster in Scorpio, large and bright, consisting of many
bright stars; it is denser than nearby M 7. Like its name says it
looks like butterfly, specially the brightest part. With faintest 
part it remindes me more on 4-pointed "star". Several very bright
(6-7m) stars are just at the edge of it. Sketch is available at the
mentioned URL.
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