Aug 11, 2017 Waikoloa, HI (map)
Hodgepodge w/TV-76mm f/6 APO @ 30x
A compact cluster of stars surrounded by nebulosity (the Lagoon Nebula NGC6533), bright, coarse, fully resolved, about 10' across, embedded in the brightest central region of the nebula
Jun 30, 2010 Keck Observatory, Mauna Kea Summit (map)
76mm f/6 APO, TeleVue-76 @ 14x
Large, bright, obvious to the unaided eye, a stunning region, the low power refractor view encompassing M8, M20, and M21, giving a different perspective of space filled with knots of nebulae and the associated young star clusters, here is creation in process
Jun 18, 2006 TIMPA, Avra Valley, AZ (map)
90mm f/12 APO Refractor Violet Haze
Large and bright nebula involved with a bright coarse cluster, dark lanes and bright knots of nebula make it a complex object, to the east a bright cluster of twenty 7-9 mag. stars form a distinct group, just to the west of this a dark north-south lane divides the nebula, the brightest knot of nebula in in the southwest quadrant punctuated by several brighter stars, faint nebula is visible throughout the field with the notable exception of a dark void just west and slightly south
May 24, 1998 Picacho Peak State Park, AZ (map)
20cm f/10 SCT
As always a showpiece object. Extensive nebulosity around cluster
Rev. T.W. Webb
May 19, 1885 Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)
Splendid Galaxy object; visible to the naked eye. In a large field where we find a bright, coarse triple star, followed by a resolvable luminous mass, including two stars, or starry centres, and then by a loose bright cl. enclosed by several stars: a very fine combination. h., a set of milky streaks and loops. Se. suspects change, and finds the spectrum gaseous.
― Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, T. W. Webb, 1917
Jun 27, 1837
A collection of nebulous folds and matter surrounding and including a number of dark, oval vacancies and, in one place, coming to so great degree of brightness as to offer the appearance of an elongated nucleus. Superimposed upon this nebula and extending in one direction beyond its area, is a fine and rich cluster of scattered stars which seems to have no connection with it as the nebula does not, as in the region of Orion, show any tendency to congregate about the stars.
May 23, 1764
A cluster which appears in the shape of a nebula when observed with an ordinary telescope of 3 feet; but with an excellent instrument one perceives nothing but a large quantity of small stars; near this cluster is a fairly bright star, surrounded by a very faint glow: this is the ninth star of Sagittarius, of seventh magnitude, according to Flamsteed: this cluster appears in elongated shape, which extends from North-East to South-West, between the arc of Sagittarius & the foot of Ophiuchus."
― Connaissance des Temps, 1781
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