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Old 04-07-2011, 09:25 PM
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Observation Report - 02/07/2011

My report for my recent Bargo observing session.

http://astronomy.kustard.org/?Observ...20110702_Bargo

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Old 05-07-2011, 02:18 PM
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Hi Simon & All,

Nice report mate. See you have included NGC 6362 whcih is a nice "loose" GC in Lupus. This one has an oddity like M4 -- a bar of resolved stars that crosses it centrally. It is more apparent visually than in images where it tends to be swamped a bit.

In this image:

http://stdatu.stsci.edu/cgi-bin/dss_...e&fov=NONE&v3=

It crosses the cluster from about 8.30-2.30 though it isn't easy to see.

Oh and BTW it's not "Capricorn" but "Capricornus" -- unless you are an astrologer!


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Old 05-07-2011, 05:59 PM
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Thanks Les,

I definitely could make out a "bar" of some sort going across NGC6362, almost like a string of stars. I can see in that image where the bar would appear visually

I've fixed that little typo, I certainly don't want to be lumped in with astrologers... *shudder*
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Interesting read Simon, with some very good descriptions. Have to agree about NGC 362 - certainly one of my favourites.

I like the idea of your constellation star hop - great way to find things unexpected.
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Thanks Patrick, I'll be making sure I check out NGC362 more often.

I rushed through Pavo a bit, but next time I plan to coast a bit more and hopefully find some of the more interesting objects.
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