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(IAAC) Obj: Coal Sack (Caldwell 99) - 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): Coal Sack (Caldwell 99)
Category: Dark nebula.
Class: 3? Ir
Constellation: Cru
Data: mag dark  size 6.5o x 5o
Position: RA 12:53  DEC -63:00
Description:
The Coal Sack is discernable, but not easy.  There is a
missing portion of the glow of the Milky Way in this region.