Wednesday, 22 August 2012

M6



M6 / Butterfly cluster / NGC6405
Constellation - Scorpious
Open cluster

Date - 21/8/12
Location - Narkurs
Seeing - III to IV / Patchy cloud
SQM - 21.2 (NELM 6.2)

Telescope - 12" f/5
EP - 13mm Ethos x117 TFoV 0˚51'

Sketch materials - White Conte pastels and ink

Sketch notes
Really enjoyed this sketch!
One of the few Messiers which actually appear as the name describes IMO.
Same as M7, fairly poor seeing conditions, low elevation and patchy cloud would probably mean a lot better viewing on another night. This is one open cluster I'm already looking forward to seeing again.

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