(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6144 - Inst: 16" f/4.5 Dob

Observation Poster: Jim Foerch <alrai@ix.netcom.com>
Observer: Jim Foerch
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 29 Jun 2002, 2350 EDT
Location of site: James C. Veen Observatory (Lat 43 North, Elev 750')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness:  <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 16" f/4.5 Dob
Magnification: 67X & 181x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 6144
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Sco
Data: mag 9  size 9.3'
Position: RA 16:27.3  DEC -26:02
Globular NGC 6144, mag. 9 according to Field Guide to Uranometria, was just
detectable with my 16" f/4.5 Dob. A year ago it was easily visible under
clearer skies.
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