(IAAC) Obj: M 20, Trifid Nebula (NGC 6514) - 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 11:15PM 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: 7 <I-V Seeing Scale (I 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 20, Trifid Nebula (NGC 6514)
Category: Emission nebula.
Constellation: Sgr
Data: mag 6.3  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Rather fuzzy but shape can be discerned.  I can see the dark lanes in the
nebula, but otherwise somewhat difficult to see. Would be much better with a
filter probably. Then again, I might have shot my night vision a few minutes
ago thanks to a nearby car.
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