(IAAC) Obj: NGC6596 - 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: 08102002/0005ut
Location of site: The Scales, VA (Lat 36.7, Elev 4696')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 56CM,f:4.1 StarMaster Dob
Magnification: 120X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC6596
Category: Open cluster.
Class: II 2 m n
Constellation: Sgr
Data: mag ???  size 10.0'
Position: RA 18:17.5  DEC -16:40
120X-NGC6596 appears as a small/scattered cluster, roughly forming 2 loops of stars, a northern and southern loop. The Northern loop's center is devoid of stars and there appears to be an irregular dark cloud running East. There are 17 relatively bright stars an additional 14-20 intermediately bright and 80-100 very faint stars in the FOV. The cluster is fairly easy to differentiate from the background.
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