(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6544 - 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): NGC 6544
Category: Globular cluster
Class: ?
Constellation: Sgr
Data: mag 7.77  size 8.9'
Position: RA 18h 7m  DEC -25
A nice globular cluster near Lagoon nebula, quite
bright and large. Without central brightening, and not
very high surface brightness this globular is fading
out slowly, how it could be excpected. Unlike under
40x power, at 100x grainy texture was clearly visible.
However, I couldn't see any individual star with
averted vision, even after some time spent on
observing. Field of view is very rich, filled with
many faint stars. Sketch is available at the URL
mentioned below.
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