(IAAC) Obj: NGC6717 - Inst: 56CM; f:4.1 StarMaster Dob

Observation Poster: James (Jim) Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: James (Jim) Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 08092002/0239ut
Location of site: The Scales, VA (Lat 36:43, Elev 2686')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 56CM; f:4.1 StarMaster Dob
Magnification: 120X, 220X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC6717
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 8
Constellation: Sag
Data: mag 9.2v  size 3.9'
Position: RA 18:55.2  DEC -22:42
120X-NGC6717; A globular Cluster 2.0' South of Nu-2 Sagittarii appears as a
faint glowing spot with 5 stars resolved with direct vision. In the center
there seems to be a small glowing spot, however the outer halo is lost in the
glare from Nu-2. The whole field is sparkling with stars and a brighter one
lies Southwest from Nu-2.
220X-NGC6717 I can't decide if the 5 stars near the center are actual cluster
stars or if they are field stars. They are too dim to see color which would be
a hint. However they are auspiciously spaced to be cluster stars. This glob is
extremely weak. I am sure of the observation for it is in the right place
relative to the background with Nu-2 being the dominant star.
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