Armed with finder charts and loads of notes, I took an extended look at some of the wonders of Sagittarius. The trouble isn't finding objects- just pointing my scope in the general direction is sufficient- it's identifying what I'm looking at. There's just too much there. I stumbled a cross a couple of globulars that I still can't identify, and the charts aren't helping me much.

Luckily, the Lagoon Nebula is big and bright and beautiful and I knew exactly what it was as soon as I saw it. I could make out wisps and the new stars within it are gorgeous. I'll definitely be revisiting it often.

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Lagoon Nebula

  • Observed with: Celestron 127eq
  • Seeing: average
  • Light pollution: average