(IAAC) Obj: M 8, Lagoon/Hourglass Nebula (NGC 6523) - Inst: 10" F/10 SCT (Meade LX200)

Observation Poster: Gary A. Weston <gary_weston@lotus.com>
Observer: Gary A. Weston
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 7/14/2001 10:09 PM EST
Location of site: Frosty Drew Observatory, R.I, USA (Lat 42.22, Elev 3.1meters)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" F/10 SCT (Meade LX200)
Magnification: 71.4x, 78.1x, 131.6x (+2x barlow)
Object(s): M 8, Lagoon/Hourglass Nebula (NGC 6523)
Category: Emission nebula.
Constellation: Sgr
Data: mag 5.8  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Beautiful. Cloud-like features. Neighboring open cluster a nice bonus. Wish I
had some filters to try out. Sky very stable and dark.  The Big Apple circus is
nearby. Good thing the tent is behind me so the lights in that direction don't
hinder the view too much.  Looks nice in both the 35 Panoptic and 19 Panoptic.
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