(IAAC) Obj: Southern Milky Way - Inst: naked eye

Observer: Steve Coe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: February 1998
Location of site: SS Dawn Princess, Caribbean Sea (Lat 15oN, Elev 0m)
Site classification: Exurban(!)
Sky darkness: 4 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: naked eye
Magnification: 1x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): Southern Milky Way
Category: Galaxy
Constellation: Gem, Ori, CMa, Pup, Vel, Car, Cru
Position: RA :  DEC :
The Southern Milky Way is easily seen as a sweeping
glow that starts in Gemini, then through Orion, Canis
Major, Puppis, weakens in Vela, then bright and wide
again in Carina and Crux.  Some dark lane structure
can be glimpsed, it is not obvious.