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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6717 (Palomar 9) - Inst: 14.5" f4.5 TeleKit



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Observation Poster: Len Philpot <len@philpot.org>
Observer: Len Philpot
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 05/19/2004   08:50 UT
Location of site: Prude Ranch (TSP), Ft. Davis, TX (Lat 30 36' 38", Elev 4800')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 14.5" f4.5 TeleKit
Magnification: TeleVue Nagler 9mm, 185x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 6717 (Palomar 9)
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Sgr
Data: mag 8.4  size 5.4
Position: RA 18:55:06  DEC -22:42:06
Description:
This one is neat! Just outside a bright star (55 Sgr, 5.8m). Visually, it's a 
puff beside the star and /appears/ to be illuminated by it (which of course it 
isn't), since it's brighter on the side facing the star.
Although Megastar shows it to overlap 55 Sgr, I saw no indication of this in
the eyepiece. Also known as Palomar 9.
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