Basic object information
Object name: M 68
Object type: Globular cluster
Magnitude: 7.3
Size: 11.0'
Object classification: X
Description: L,eRi,vC,iR,rrr,st 13...

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 12h 39m 30.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -26 45' 00"

Constellation: Hydra

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Pico de la Nieve (1540 m), La Palma, Spain
Date/Time: 4/5.4.2008 1:35

Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm

Magn: 161x


Field: 25'

NE Lim.mag: 6.8

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 2

Height: 34
Visuality: I
Weather: +9C

Granular all through and a large mount of individual stars are visible with direct vision. The cluster is a bit elongated in W-E and has a large core-area. The southern edge of the core is sharper than other edges. The brightest stars are ~13 mag.