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Quote:Mike73,That is a good sketch of IC1284 and the dark nebulosity surrounding the emission nebula IC1284, but M24 is 120'x90' in size, while the field-of-view size of your 26mm Nagler T5 eyepiece is only 84' in diameter with your 12" f/5 dob. That is why you had a hard time locating the star cloud. It is much larger than your field-of-view. This star cloud is much easier to see with binoculars. It stands out in my 10x50 Nikon binoculars with a five degree field-of-view.