ObjectTypeMagnificationNotes
M 46Open Cluster176x An old favourite. M 46 is a spectacular object. Very nice to reobserve.
NGC 2022Planetary Nebula114x Small round bright planetary nebula. Obvious in a starry field.
NGC 2237Bright Nebula88xRosette Nebula. Very clear and contrasty with or without filters. Large and detailed the nebula was also visible when observed through the finder with a UHC filter. Nebula is donut shaped with NGC 2239, the open cluster inside the dark part of the donut. UHC filter enhanced contrast. NGC 237 is the largest thickest part of the ring shape.

Very impressive.

NGC 2238Bright Nebula88xRosette Nebula. Very clear and contrasty with or without filters. Large and detailed the nebula was also visible when observed through the finder with a UHC filter. Nebula is donut shaped with NGC 2239, the open cluster inside the dark part of the donut. UHC filter enhanced contrast. NGC 237 is the largest thickest part of the ring shape.

Very impressive.

NGC 2239Open Cluster88x Open cluster inside the Rosette. Large and bright this cluster is surrounded by the ring of the Rosette Nebula.
NGC 2264Open Cluster176xBright open cluster with a strong patch of nebulosity around 15 Monceroes. The nebulosity is reflection as the use of filters did not enhance the nebulosity.
NGC 2298Globular Cluster114xSmall Globular visible in the finder also. Compact, fairly bright globular about 6 arc minutes in diameter.
NGC 2359Bright Nebula114xBright Nebula in Canis Major. Called Thor's Helmet or the Duck Nebula. Easily visible without the filter. Filter enchances the irregularity of the nebula. This object is fairly bright and large, easily identifiable in the finder.
NGC 2392Planetary Nebula176xVery strong central star. At higher power the nebula has two circular features. Nice object and contrasty.
NGC 2438Planetary Nebula176x The beautiful ring shaped planetary inside M46 on the on the NE northeastern side. At higher power this object is very impressive with the contrast holding up at the higher power.
NGC 2477Open Cluster114x A real beauty. For an open cluster it is just outstanding. This cluster has over 200 stars which range between 11th and 13th magnitude. An all time favouite.
Paul Kemp
13.1" Reflector
Auckland, New Zealand
36° 55' 09 " South, 174° 43' 30" East
-- The Southern Sentinel --