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(IAAC) Obj: M17 - Inst: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)



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Observation Poster: Ron B[ee] <ronby@home.com>
Observer: Ron B[ee]
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 06/10/01
Location of site: 117h 9m W (Lat 32h 43m N, Elev 2000 ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)
Magnification: 30x, 110x, 146x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M17
Category: Emission nebula.
Class: 
Constellation: Sgr
Data: mag 6.0  size 46'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
Definitely looked like a swan in TV-102 at 110x (best).  146x is the limit and 
higher magnification loses the effect.   Bright.  If you ask me, it looks more 
like an upside down duck than a swan ;-).
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