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(IAAC) Obj: M8, "Lagoon Nebula - Inst: XT-8, 1200mm f:6, dob



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Observation Poster: Barry Martasian <timetrav2@webtv.net>
Observer: Barry Martasian
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: July 10, 2002, 10:30 est.
Location of site: North Kingstown, Rhode Island (Lat , Elev sea level)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: XT-8, 1200mm f:6, dob
Magnification: 48X and 92X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M8, "Lagoon Nebula
Category: Emission nebula.
Class: 
Constellation: Sgr
Data: mag 6  size 90'X 40'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
This is a beautiful nebula. Given the right conditions it should be very bright.  Tonight, even though the sky was clear and relitively stable it seemed as though M8 was trapped in the "glow" of some low urban lighting.  It was still pretty, but if it wasn't for the open cluster above it I may have pass right by it.  Again the darker the sky the better for this target will appear.
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