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

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.
Constellation: Sagittarius
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
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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