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(IAAC) Obj: M68 - Inst: ASM 200mm f/6 dob



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Observation Poster: Drew Smith <regansmith@earthlink.net>
Observer: Drew Smith
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 5/18/02 11PM MST
Location of site: Pawnee Grasslands (Lat 40.6, Elev 5100 ft)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: ASM 200mm f/6 dob
Magnification: 42, 67, 84, 134, 170, 340
Filter(s): 
Object(s): M68
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Corvus
Data: mag 9.0  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
Despite good zenithal limiting magnitude, there was enough haze that objects this
 low had poor contrast.  M68 was faint and ill-defined.  No individual stars or
 any structure were resolved.  Best viewed at 84, 134X
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