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Re: (IAAC) Obj: M 8 - Inst: Vixen 102 FL(f/9) on GP mount



Sorry folks, that should have read M 42 unfiltered, not M 2
Best regards,
Bill
anonymous NFS user wrote:
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> Observer: Bill Becker
> Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
> Date/time of observation: 6/7/200 5:45 UT
> Location of site: Casper Wyoming (Lat 42*55mN, Elev 5200')
> Site classification: Suburban
> Sky darkness: 5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
> Seeing: 111 <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
> Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
> Instrument: Vixen 102 FL(f/9) on GP mount
> Magnification: 51x
> Filter(s): UltraBlock filter
> Object(s): M 8
> Category: Emission nebula.
> Class:
> Constellation: Sagittarius
> Data: mag   size
> Position: RA :  DEC :
> Description:
> M8: The Lagoon Nebula: This baby is bright! Even unfiltered view showed
> an abundance of nebulosity. I put my UltraBlock in the eyepiece and holy
> cow, it looked almost as impressive as M2 unfiltered. Guess I found a
> good "cloud" filter afterall! Next time I'll use my 0-111 to see how it
> compares; from everything I heard, it should be the cats meow.
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