(IAAC) Obj: IC 1276 - Inst: 24 cm dobsonian, f/6.6

Observation Poster: Tudorica Alexandru <tudorica_a@yahoo.com>
Observer: Tudorica Alexandru
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 16/17.08.2004
Location of site: Ghirdoveni, Romania (Lat +45, Elev +260m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: +6.2 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 24 cm dobsonian, f/6.6
Magnification: 80X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): IC 1276
Category: Globular cluster.
Constellation: Ser
Data: mag 10.34  size 7.1'
Position: RA 18h:10'  DEC -7deg:12'
Even with a 24 cm this is a pretty hard object. It's a diffuse patch of light
pretty close to a faint star. It has a medium condensed core, no stars are
 resolved in it. Another really faint star it is seen close to the center of 
the core. Visible only with averted vision in the first 10 minutes, but after 
that it becomes visible wit direct vision too (but extremely hard). This is a 
much thougher globular than Pal 8 and i think that I cannot see it in a smaller telescope than 150mm.
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