(IAAC) Obj: NGC6254 (M10) - Inst: 56CM, f4.1 StarMaster DOB

Observation Poster: James Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: James Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 02102002/04:40 UT
Location of site: The Scales, VA (Lat 36:43.3, Elev 4686')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 56CM, f4.1 StarMaster DOB
Magnification: 120X, 220X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC6254 (M10)
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 7
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag 6.6v  size 15.1'
Position: RA 16:57.1  DEC -04:`05.9
120X-NGC6254 is bright, large round object. It appears partially resolved with
a moderately concentrated center.
220X-NGC6254 is bright, large round globular cluster, with a rich, well defined
central concentration that gradually fades to the periphery. There is a
striking broad stream of stars diagonaly across the center of the cluster. The
cusp of the stream arc toward the South. The cluster appears fully resolved
with dark sky between the tiny bright stars.
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