(IAAC) Obj: M 17, Omega Nebula (NGC 6618) - 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 11:34PM EST
Location of site: Frosty Drew Observatory, R.I, USA (Lat 42.22, Elev 3.1meters)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <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 17, Omega Nebula (NGC 6618)
Category: Emission nebula.
Constellation: Sgr
Data: mag 6.0  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Beautiful nebula. I wish I had an OIII filter.  I am definitely returning to
this. At for some reason the transparency seems to be better at the moment. It
may be that this direction faces over the ocean. This is probably one of the
best objects I have seen tonight.
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