(IAAC) Obj: M16 Eagle Nebula - Inst: Vixen 9x63 binoculars

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2005/08/04 4h28 UT
Location of site: Coaticook (Qc), Canada (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5,6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Vixen 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): M16 Eagle Nebula
Category: Emission nebula.
Constellation: Ser
Data: mag 6.0  size 7'
Position: RA 18:18.8  DEC -13:47
In Serpens Cauda, at ~ 6¼° SE of Nu Oph. Beautiful diffuse nebula, whose dimensions are easily appreciable at 9x, in spite of its low height above the horizon. The size of M16 are rather well defined and the object is rectangular in form. At the center of M16, a small star cluster is, which 4 more brilliant stars form a parallelogram. These stars are HD 168137, TYC 5689-607-1, TYC 5689-881-1 and HD 168183. The averted vision does not improve much the aspect of the nebula.
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