(IAAC) Obj: M24, Sagittarius Star Cloud - Inst: 9x63 binoculars

anonymous at sedna.atmob.org anonymous at sedna.atmob.org
Tue Oct 5 10:47:10 EDT 2004


Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche at videotron.ca>

Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2004/08/21 22h47 EST
Location of site: Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, Qc, Canada (Lat 45.2083° N, Elev 343 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.9 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): M24, Sagittarius Star Cloud
Category: Open cluster.
Constellation: Sgr
Data: mag 3.1  size 95' x 35'
Position: RA 18:27  DEC -18:23
In Sagittarius, at ~7° N of Kaus Borealis. It is said that M24 is a perfect object for the binoculars. Made this observation this night will not contradict this fact since this cluster is of an incredible beauty with my 9x63. Dimensions of this cluster pratically fills up the field of my instrument (5,4°) and I distinguish between 20 and 25 stars individually. In background, a nebulosity is very definitely perceptible.
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