Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: Messier 20Other name: NGC 6514
RA: 18h 2.7m DEC: -22° 58'
Constellation: SGR
Type: Cluster + nebulosity
Magnitude: 6.3
Size: 28.0'
Surface brightness: 13
Number of stars: 67
Brightest star: 6
Classification: E+*
Description: vB,vL,Trifid,D* inv
Notes: Trifid nebula,sev dark lanes,H IV 41 & V 10,D* HN 40 invl
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Base del Teide (2280m), Tenerife, Spain
Date: 18/19.4.2004 4:10
Instrument: Newton 110/805 mm
Magnification: 64xFilter: UHC
Field: 47'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 7
Visuality: IIHeight: 31°
Weather: +9°C, dry...almost perfect
Description: Main part of the nebula has divided to four different parts. B85 has seen a dark propeller in the middle of M20. Whole complex consist of four nebulae.
Updated: 15.5.2004 14:07