(IAAC) Obj: NGC6396 - Inst: 4.5" Homemade Dobson reflector, f/8

Observation Poster: Ante Perkovic <albirejo_without_j@vip.hr>
Observer: Ante Perkovic
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: July, 20th 2004., 22:30h
Location of site: Lecevica, near Split, Croatia (Lat 43.6 N, Elev 450m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.2 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 4.5" Homemade Dobson reflector, f/8 ("babydob")
Magnification: 25x, 48x, 79x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC6396
Category: Open cluster
Constellation: Sco
Data: mag 8.5  size 3'
Position: RA 17h 38m  DEC -35 00'
It a really hard to find this cluster because it's just to far from
anything easily visible in finder (M6, M7, Shaula...), but the area
is full of faint stars. At 25x I saw just 2 10-mag stars, with no
faint stars or nebuosity. 48x and 79x didn't help.