(IAAC) Obj: M8 - Inst: 10" F/5,6 Dob

Observation Poster: Brian Carter <nairbretrac@hotmail.com>
Observer: Brian Carter
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 4-16-05
Location of site: North Georgia (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5-7 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" F/5,6 Dob
Magnification: 53, 100. 155, 200, 300, 400
Object(s): M8
Category: Emission nebula.
Constellation: Sag
Data: mag 5.8  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
NGC 6523  M8  EN  Sagittarius  Mag 5.8  Naked eye object as a puff off 
the teapot.  Easily seen at 52x and 100x with the panoptic and pentax, as a 
slight haze around a cluster.  It was low on the horizon so still not as 
bright as I saw before.  Slipped in the UHC and O-III into the filter slide 
and the nebular easily tripled in size.  Turns into a round flower, with a 
central dark pool and a dark lane running out the east.  Best view was with 
the O-III at 100x in the pentax.  Filled the view with little folds and 
absolute jet black background and dark lanes.
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