(IAAC) Obj: M 70 - Inst: 120 mm KONUS refractor,f/8.33, eq. mount

Observer: Natko Bajic
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11. July 2001.
Location of site: Vinisce, near Split, Croatia (Lat
44.5, Elev 10 m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 120 mm KONUS refractor, f/8.33, equatorial
Magnification: 40x, 100x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M 70
Category: Globular cluster
Class: V
Constellation: Sgr
Data: mag 7.87  size 7.8'
Position: RA 18h 43m  DEC -32 18'
Globular cluster between Ascella and Kaus Australis,
pretty bright and mid-sized. It reminds a lot to
nearby M 69 in brightness, size and light
distribution; it is just a bit fainter. Brightening
toward center is weak, but can be noticed easily.
Globular fades out slowly at the edges. Any power
didn't give me any details. There are two interesting
star patterns in the vicinity. Sketch is available at
the URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://natkobajic.netfirms.com
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