Time: 10:28 PM
Instrument: Binoculars 10x30 IS (Magnification x10)
Instrument: 10" Meade SCT
Transparency: Very Good (2)
Seeing: Very Good (2)
I had a new-to-me 10" Meade thanks to a friend in Ottawa. This was my first "oh, WOW!" moment with it.
M8 was seen fully divided into 2 distinct segments:
Absolutely beautiful - and amazing.
I had observed this object at SCO on September 3, 2016 using 10x30 IS binoculars only.
Time: 10:45 PM
Transparency: Excellent (5)
Seeing: Excellent (5)
Temperature: 16º C
The nebulosity was oblong with a line of 5 stars in the bottom half, and 2-3 not so bright stars in the upper half. Very distinctive look and shape.