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(IAAC) Obj: M4 - Inst: 150 mm f/6.5 reflector



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Observation Poster: Sriram M. Gubbi <sriram_gubbi@yahoo.co.in>
Observer: Sriram M. Gubbi
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: June 7, 2005. 9.45 pm
Location of site: Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Lat 13, Elev )
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 150 mm f/6.5 reflector
Magnification: 41x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M4
Category: Globular cluster.
Class: 
Constellation: Scorpius
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
It was a very clear night. One of the best skies available in a city. With moderate-low light pollution, 5th magnitude stars were on the edge of visiblity. I could not actually resolve the stars of Omega centauri so well because of the effect of light pollution high above the southern horizon. Well I was really fascinated when I saw M4 because I had never seen it with my 2 inch refractor. Another thing was that it was readily resolved into stars through averted vision.
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