lagoon nebula

The Lagoon Nebula

Saturday 9th September   9.30pm   Coalville   Streetlights nearby

No moon   Visibility clear but not brilliant

Another nebula that could easily be overlooked as you can’t observe it unless you have a clear horizon to the south.  I preferred the view with the UHC – the stars were brighter.  The OIII did however show a bit more nebulosity amidst the star cluster on the right.  This nebula is worth a look.  It’s visible from July to September so you’ll have to be quick if you want to see it this year.

David Geary