(IAAC) Obj: M16 - 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: 7/21/01 10:49 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: 58x, 80x, 120x, 170x, 203x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M16
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Ser
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
A cluster with nebulousity. In low power without any filter, there were no signs of the nebulousity present, but it was a nice little cluster nonetheless. Near the N end there is a little arc of 6 very close stars, covering about 1.4 a circle. With the filter I can see some signs of the nebulousity around the stars in this area.
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