(IAAC) Obj: A Short Tour of Southern Milky Way Objects (M8, M20, M24, M18, M16, M17, M22, M28, M25, M11) - Inst: 10x50 binoculars


Observer: Erhan Ozturk
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 6rd July 1999 20:15-21:45 (UT)
Location of site: Ankara/Turkey (Lat 40N, Elev 1000m)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 3 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 10x50 binoculars
Magnification: 10x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): A Short Tour of Southern Milky Way Objects (M8, M20, M24, M18, M16, M17, M22, M28, M25, M11)
Category: Open cluster. Globular cluster. Emission nebula.
Constellation: Sgr,Scu, Serpens Cauda
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
M8: M8 is quite prominent. It is seen as a long, thinner horizontal nebula with 
an array of 6 stars. The open cluster NGC 2523 cannot be seen.
M20: A group of stars are seen but the nebula cannot be seen.
M18: It eems very small and looks like an out of focus star.
M17: Between a bright star and two -close to each other- faint stars. The nebula
is seen as a bar elongated in a direction perpendicular to the line that
connects the bright star and two faint stars.
M16: Bright and fuzzy area. Very small resolution.
M22: Bright, fuzzy disk with brighter nucleus.
M28: With averted vision, it seems as an out of focus star.
M25: 7-8 stars and bright patch of light. The fuzzy light shows that there are
many unresolved stars.
M11: Fuzzy, bright and it seems like a globular cluster. The center is much 
brighter than the outer regions.

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