(IAAC) Obj: M16 Eagle Nebula - Inst: 17.5" f/5 Truss, Dob Driver

Observation Poster: Mark Viol <mva@total.net>
Observer: Mark Viol
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: August 7, 2005 12:55 am EDT
Location of site: Mount Forest, Ontario (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 17.5" f/5 Truss, Dob Driver
Magnification: 212
Filter(s): UHC
Object(s): M16 Eagle Nebula
Category: Emission nebula.
Constellation: Sagittarius
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
This object consists of two areas of nebulosity bisected by an open cluster. 
The smaller, fainter to the NW, the larger to the SE. The larger nebulosity 
is where the eagle-shaped "Pillars of Creation" made famous by 
the Hubble is located. At lower power (106x), a definite dark patch is 
visible south of a bright cluster member. At 212x, the head and body are 
quite visible, with averted vision the claws become visible and 50% of the 
time - the wings too. Very cool!
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