M24 - Sagittarius Star Cloud (with a little M18)
Posted 27 July 2012 - 07:02 AM
M24 doesn't rise very high at my lattitute (52N), but was well visible in the tiny refractor at 16x. A very nice widefield view.
I sketched the brightest stars with a black pen and used a sharp 2H graphite pencil for the "mist" of unresolved stars.
In the north-northeast corner of the sketch M18 is visible as a tiny open cluster:
Picture of the little Honda: http://www.roelblog....een-beetje-m18/ (scroll down)
Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:57 PM
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:42 AM
Wonderful sketch of this terrific wide field object. It should inspire anyone who sees it to go out and have a look at the starcloud for themselves.
I enjoy looking at M24 with my 15x70 binoculars--almost the same as your r70mm refractor at 16x.