ObjectTypeMagnificationNotes
M 17Bright Nebula88x Omega Nebula nice tonight. Cashew Nut dark nebula at the point of the '2' quite noticable and the nebulosity responded well to the filters. Fainter nebulosity off the end of the '2' looks like faint currents.
M 14Globular Cluster176xFaintest Messier globular in Ophiuchus. Nicely resolved at the higher power but seeing is lousy.
M 12Globular Cluster88xSmall Messier globular cluster smaller and fainter than the nearby M10. Easy now to find without charts.
M 10Globular Cluster88xCompact Messier globular. Learned now to locate this object plus the nearby M12 wihout charts now.
M 57Planetary Nebula114x Contrasty view of the Ring. Seeing does not allow higher power views.
M 15Globular Cluster176xMessier globular. Bright and well resolved. Compact core possibly a Type 3.
NGC 253Galaxy114x Excellent irregular detail in the Sculptor Galaxy tonight. Beautifully framed in the 17mm Nagler.
NGC 1404Galaxy114xOne of two bright elliptical companions in the heart of the Fornax / Eridanus cluster. With NGC 1399 this pair is the brightest of the main group in the cluster. NGC 1404 is smaller that NGC 1399 and has bright stars interacting with the outer halo giving the impression of a supernova. It clearly is not a supernova as a DSS image shows the star present.
NGC 1399Galaxy114xOne of two bright elliptical companions in the heart of the Fornax / Eridanus cluster. With NGC 1404 this pair is the brightest of the main group in the cluster. NGC 1399 is larger and brighter than NGC 1404.
NGC 1389Galaxy114xFornax / Eridanus galactic cluster member. Object in Eridanus and logged without detailed description.
NGC 1387Galaxy114x Fornax / Eridanus galactic cluster member. Object in Fornax and logged without detailed description.
NGC 1386Galaxy114x Fornax / Eridanus galactic cluster member. Object in Eridanus and logged without detailed description.
NGC 1381Galaxy114xFornax / Eridanus galactic cluster member. Object in Fornax and logged without detailed description.
NGC 1380Galaxy114x Fornax / Eridanus galactic cluster member. Object in Fornax and logged without detailed description.
NGC 1379Galaxy114xFornax / Eridanus galactic cluster member. Object in Fornax and logged without detailed description.
NGC 1375Galaxy114xFornax / Eridanus galactic cluster member. Object in Fornax and logged without detailed description.
NGC 1374Galaxy114xFornax / Eridanus galactic cluster member. Object in Fornax and logged without detailed description.
NGC 1365Galaxy114xThe Great Spiral galaxy. Nice views but difficult to determine arm detail. Suspected but not confirmed at all. Bar across galaxy is strong. More detail in Dave's 16 Inch.
NGC 1317Galaxy114xSmall round elliptical companion of NGC 1316. Easy pair.
NGC 1316Galaxy114xBright Elliptical galaxy in the Fornax / Eridanus cluster. Possibly the brightest member. 2 1/2 degrees to the west of the Great Spiral and the main cluster.
NGC 1300Galaxy114xFace on spiral galaxy. Bar is strong and there is a hint of spiral arms. Dave B actually missed this object so unable to compare in the 16 Inch.
NGC 1097Galaxy114xFornax Spiral Galaxy. Detail hard to see but a bar is notiable but no detail in the arms.
NGC 1688Galaxy114xFaintish galaxy with a evenly bright halo and a small core.
NGC 1672Galaxy114xGalaxy with a strong bar which is elongated with a Cashew Nut curve on the end. Arms are diffcult to detect. Bright and conspicious.
NGC 1617Galaxy114xSmall oval shaped galaxy, fairly bright with an even brightness. Conspicious and half a degree from bright Mag 3.3 Alpha Doradus.
NGC 1566Galaxy114xOval looking galaxy with stubby spiral arms. More intense observation needed on this object.
NGC 1559Galaxy114xSmall oval shaped galaxy, fairly bright with an even brightness. Conspicious and half a degree from bright Mag 3.3 Alpha Reticulum.
NGC 1553Galaxy114xBright galactic elliptical pair in Dorado. Both round and similar size but NGC 1553 is a fraction brighter.
NGC 1549Galaxy114x Bright galactic elliptical pair in Dorado. Both round and similar size but NGC 1553 is a fraction brighter.
NGC 1543Galaxy114xLenticular looking galaxy. Even in brightness with stubby wings and a large bulge. Easy to locate.
NGC 1515Galaxy114xLong skinny galaxy with an even brightness.
NGC 1313Galaxy114x Large hazy galaxy with a weak central bar but arms are noticable. Arms make a 'Z' shape. A higher power study of this object is needed under better conditions.
M 79Globular Cluster114xBright Messier globular not seen in a while. A compact core gives the impression that the glob is a Type IV.
Paul Kemp
13.1" Reflector
Auckland, New Zealand
36° 55' 09 " South, 174° 43' 30" East
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