(IAAC) Obj: M8 (Lagoon Nebula), NGC 6530 - Inst: 4.5" f/8 equatorial reflector

Observer: Erhan Ozturk
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 3/June/1999 (23:00-23:20)
Location of site: Ankara(Turkey) (Lat 40N, Elev 33E)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 4 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 4.5" f/8 equatorial reflector
Magnification: x36
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M8 (Lagoon Nebula), NGC 6530
Category: Open cluster. Emission nebula.
Constellation: Sgr
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Through finderscope, it very easy to catch an array of few stars in a long,
thin, fuzzy patch of light. However; through eyepiece, almost no nebulosity is
seen. NGC6530 is seen as a roughly round group of 15 stars. A small nebulous
region is easily seen near two stars which are close to the cluster but the 
other parts of the nebula is hidden.
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