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(IAAC) Obj: NGC6526 - Inst: 56CM,f:4.1 StarMaster Dob



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Observation Poster: James (Jim) Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: James (Jim) Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 08102002/0048ut
Location of site: The Scales, VA (Lat 36.7, Elev 4696')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 56CM,f:4.1 StarMaster Dob
Magnification: 48X, 120X, 220
Filter(s): UHC, O-III, H-Beta
Object(s): NGC6526
Category: Emission nebula.
Class: E
Constellation: Sgr
Data: mag ???  size ???
Position: RA 18:04.4  DEC -23:32
Description:
48X-NGC6526 Using the UHC filter the nebulosity is repeatedly seen. Using a
dark cape and slow panning the object is mush more detectable. It is still just
a featurless haze located almost equally between M8 and M20.Transparency is
falling, but M8 is still good while M20 is becoming washed out as a haze is
developing.
120X-NGC6526 appears as a barest hint of glowing nebulosity with the UHC
filter. The H-Beta and O-III filter don't seem to improve the contrast at all.
I cannot make the nebulosity with out the UHC filter.
220X-NGC6526 does not show at all, but there is lots of faint stars.
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