(IAAC) Obj: M17 - Inst: Orion 4.5" f/8 Delux Skyview

Observation Poster: Rob Wood <r_c_wood@orbitworld.net>
Observer: Rob Wood
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: Aug 18/01 10:00 pm CST
Location of site: Lake Jackson, Texas (Lat 29N, Elev 16 feet)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness:  <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 4.5" f/8 Delux Skyview
Magnification: 36x, 100x
Object(s): M17
Category: Emission nebula.
Constellation: Sgr
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 18:20  DEC -16:11
M17 is just to the north of M18. I could make out the nebula quite well in spite of the high clouds tonight. The nebula is shaped somewhat like a duck, goose, on the water. It would most likely be better wiewed with a filter.
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