(IAAC) Obj: M 16 - Inst: Tak 128mm F 8.1

Observation Poster: Jim B. <www.jbiggins@msrb.org>
Observer: Jim B.
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 10-20-03 EST.
Location of site: Alexandria Va. (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 7 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Tak 128mm F 8.1
Magnification: 30x
Filter(s): OIII
Object(s): M 16
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: SERPENS
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Object appeared as a sparse star cluster at first.When slewing away from field my averted vision picked up VERY slight nebulous glow from 2 stars.When recentering starfield I inserted OIII filter and nebulas contrast intensified greatly.As minutes went by with averted vision much dark and lighter matter appeared.With much vigor I went for higher power to attempt to extract more detail but nebula dropped below my neighbors roofline and into a light polluted abyss.
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