(IAAC) Obj: NGC6205 (M13) - 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: 06122002/03:10 UT
Location of site: The Scales, VA (Lat 36:43.3, Elev 4686')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5/10 <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): NGC6205 (M13)
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 5
Constellation: Her
Data: mag 5.9v  size 16.6'
Position: RA 16:41.7  DEC +36:27.6
120X-NGC6205as always is a magnificent sight at any power. It is partially
resolved with the center being rich and bright and about 1/6 the Glob's
diameter. Ther are several streams of stars radiating away from the disk an
also several void areas or patches of obscuration. The center of the cluster
appears yellowish and there is a striking red star to the west at about 2:30
O'Clock in the outer fringes of the disk.
220X-NGC6205 is still partially resolve, especially in the center where stars
appear imbedded in nebulosity. The remainder of the disk out to the outer
fringes shows stars and dark sky between them. The previously mentiond red
star is prominent and below it and a little to the East is an arrowhead shaped
dark area with several bright stars superimposed on it near it's edges. There
appears another dark area that is generally round located almost tangent to the
center near 12:30, and 2 more easy dark spots. One at 10:00 a little outside
the center concentration and another at abot 08:00 below the one at 10:00 and
just a little to the east. There are several stream of stars in the field that
appear associated with the cluster. Along the eastrern edge toward the south
are 2 bright streams that converge to the southeast, and a broad 'V' to the
Northeast with it's apex in the outer fringe of the disk at 10:00.
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