(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6207 - Inst: 3.5" (9cm) ecuatorial refractor
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Subject: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 6207 - Inst: 3.5" (9cm) ecuatorial refractor
Date: 12 Jul 2004 10:10:36 -0000
Observation Poster: Tudorica Alexandru <email@example.com>
Observer: Tudorica Alexandru
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 15.06.2004 (23:20 - 23:42)TLR
Location of site: Ghirdoveni, Romania (Lat +45, Elev 260 m )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: +6.8 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 3.5" (9cm) ecuatorial refractor
Magnification: 38x, 76x, 110x
Object(s): NGC 6207
Category: External galaxy.
Data: mag 11.6 size 2'x1'
Position: RA : DEC :
At 40x the galaxy is pretty hard visible, and only with averted vision,
after a minute. At this power not to many details are visible; in the
1.25 deg. field are visible M13 and it's two 7th magnitude stars and the
galaxy, which looks like a small patch of light. It looks very small in
comparison with M13, even if it's 2000 times further away than the
globular, it looks spherical. At 76x the galaxy is looking better, having
a faint and diffuse nucleus, it is elongated on NNE - SSV. LA 110x the
galaxy looks much more interesting, and it is easily visible that it is
elongated, that it has a small nucleus, well visible and ……. double.
(illusion or a faint star near the nucleus?). It makes an impressive
pair with M13, even if the galaxy is so faint.
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