(IAAC) Obj: M17 - Inst: 6" Orion Dobsonian

Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 6/12/98 12:17 am CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 319 5s, Elev 600ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 6" Orion Dobsonian
Magnification: 48x, 72, 120x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M17
Category: Other.
Class: open cluster + nebula
Constellation: Sgr
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
I was surprized how bright this nebula was. Easily recognized
by it's "check mark" shape.
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