||NGC 3201, Bennett 44,
||10 h 18 min -
46° 25' (Vel)
||NGC 3201 was discovered by Sir
John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum
telescope. He recorded it as "globular cluster, irregularly round,
gbM, not v m comp, 6', resolved into stars 13...15th mag."
It is mag 6.8 located 5.7° north-west of Mu Velorum. Dreyer calls
it very large (18'), roundish, and loose. It consists of mag. 13-16
stars. A good object for visual observation with a 6" or larger
telescope under dark skies.
The field of view is 37 x 25 arcminutes with north
to the left.
||LRGB 45:12:12:9 min @ -20°C
; all exposures unbinned
||SBIG STL-11000 with Astronomik
Type 2 filterset - selfguided
||RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien
||MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Pre Beta,
Registar, PixInsight V.1, Adobe
|Location - Date - Time
||San Esteban (Chile) - 03Apr2005 @
||Transparency 5-6, Seeing 6, Temperature