(IAAC) Obj: NGC6356 - 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: 06122002/05:14 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, 272X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC6356
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 2
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag 8.4v  size 7.2'
Position: RA 17:23.7  DEC -17:48.9
120X-NGC6356 is a perfictly symetrical glowing spot. It is unresolved but with
a bright cenrer concentration, then the disk gradually fades out to the edge.
The object is almos at the centroid of a stellar triangle. The apex of the
triangle is almost due south.
220X-NGC6356 center is not resolved, but the remainder of the disk appears
fully resolved with black sky peppered with faint, tiny stars that are seen
with direct vision.
272X-The center is partially resolved and shows a yellowish tint in the central concentration of about 1/4 diameter of the total disk. the center concentration
appears to be in 3 concentrations. The larger in the West and the 2 smaller ones, one above the other on the Eastern side.
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