(IAAC) Obj: M24 - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount

Observation Poster: William L. Schart <wschart@hot.rr.com>
Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 7/19/01 12:16 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount
Magnification: 80x, 120x, 203x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M24
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Sgr
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 18:16  DEC -18:29
A well named object that is so extensive, I broke out my lowest power and still couldn’t get it all in the FOV. Ib fact, I could pan back and forth in both RA and DEC to try to see it all. There are chains and scatterings of brighter stars over a haze of lesser stars. Several colors of stars were visible.
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