ObjectTypeMagnificationNotes
NGC 2301Open Cluster114xBright open cluster with about 80 members. Has a bright orange double star with a white companion, in the centre.
M 48Open Cluster88xBright large Messier open cluster. 20 members brighter than 10th Mag. About 100 stars overall. Fills the FOV.
NGC 2539Open Cluster88xLarge open cluster. Has about 50 members and has a (5th Mag) star to the E of the cluster. Even in brightness.
NGC 2525Galaxy88xSmall faint round galaxy, even in brightness, near a line of 4 stars in a straight line.
NGC 2440Planetary Nebula88xSmall round PN which is conspicuous. Just to the W of a deep orange star.
NGC 2438Planetary Nebula88xRing shaped planetary inside M46 on the on the NE northeastern side.
M 46Open Cluster88xRemarkable open cluster. Over 100 stars of even brightness. Has the PN NGC2438 on the N edge.
M 47Open Cluster88xLarge bright Messier OC, with 15 stars brighter than 10th Mag and some as bright as 5th Mag. Fills the FOV of the 22mm Nagler. Over 200 stars in all.
NGC 2396Open Cluster88xSmall and sparse open cluster. Has a orange member (8th Mag) in the centre. Herschel II Object.
NGC 2359Bright Nebula88xDuck Nebula. Nebulosity to the N and E. Very distinct and beautiful. Irregular and bright.
Mel 71Open Cluster88xBeautiful OC near some pretty good competition. About 100 stars that get more condensed toward the centre. Not GC like but quite rich.
NGC 2353Open Cluster88xCompact bright cluster. Has a bright (5th Mag) bluish/white star on the S edge. Has about 20 stars of equal brightness.
NGC 2316Bright Nebula88xSmall nebuolous patch to the E of a triplet of stars. Herschel II Object.
M 50Open Cluster88xBright Messier open cluster, has about 50 members with 5 bright (8th Mag) members.
NGC 2343Open Cluster88xSmall open cluster with about 25 members. Has a orange double star on the eastern edge of the cluster.
NGC 2335Open Cluster88xA small cluster with 25 stars. Has one bright member a bright reddish star in the centre.
NGC 2327Bright Nebula88xSmall nebulous patch in a starry field. Part of the larger IC2177 which is too faint to be seen visually.
NGC 2286Open Cluster88xA sparse open cluster, just a bright knot of the Milky Way. No descript really. Hard to determine what is cluster and what is background field stars.
NGC 1888Galaxy88xSmall oval (3:1) galaxy, irregular in nature. Even in brightness.
NGC 2089Galaxy88xSmall galaxy, in a line of three stars. Has a core which is quite stellar in nature. A hazy spot.
NGC 2106Galaxy88xSmall galaxy, even in brightness, tucked inside a small triangle of stars. No other detail noted.
M 67Open Cluster88xBright Messier OC. At least 200 members of a even brightness. Has an 8th Mag orange star on the NE edge of the cluster.
M 44Open Cluster88xBeehive. Very large and very bright Messier OC. Easily naked eye tonight. Needs a low power telescope to fit within FOV.
NGC 2613Galaxy88xEdge on galaxy in a starry field. A elongated oval, possibly 4:1. Hint of a dark lane.
NGC 3918Planetary Nebula88xVery conspicious round PN in a starry field. Bright blue/green.
NGC 3242Planetary Nebula88xGhost of Jupiter. Round and bright, just like Jupiter. Pale blue/green in colour.
NGC 3055Galaxy88xA murky irregular galaxy with no core of note. Slightly oval.
NGC 2775Galaxy88xA round, bright galaxy with a sharp core. No detail noted.
NGC 1981Open Cluster88xBright open cluster about a degree N of M42. has about 10 stars, bluish, which are brighter than 8th Mag, and about 10 others brighter than 12th Mag. Nebulosity from nearby NGC1977, spills into the S edge of the cluster.
NGC 1980Bright Nebula88xNebulous patch around iota Orionis. Half a degree directly S of M42. Conspicious and has about 10 stars brighter than 10th Mag in field. Refered as a OC as well, but it seems like a grouping more than a cluster.
NGC 1977Open Cluster88xLarge nebulous region half a degree N of M42. Nebulosity surrounds 3 bright bluish stars, which include 42 & 45 Orionis. Not difficult to spot around stars, but also visible between stars. Also named as NGC1973 and NGC1975. Full designation is NGC1977. Herschel II Object.
NGC 1975Bright Nebula88xLarge nebulous region half a degree N of M42. Nebulosity surrounds 3 bright bluish stars, which include 42 & 45 Orionis. Not difficult to spot around stars, but also visible between stars. Also named as NGC1973 and NGC1975. Full designation is NGC1977.
NGC 1973Bright Nebula88xLarge nebulous region half a degree N of M42. Nebulosity surrounds 3 bright bluish stars, which include 42 & 45 Orionis. Not difficult to spot around stars, but also visible between stars. Also named as NGC1973 and NGC1975. Full designation is NGC1977.
NGC 3115Galaxy88xSpindle Galaxy. Long (5:1) with a bright core. Very bright in a non descript field.
NGC 2371Planetary Nebula88xAn irregular PN that needs more power to get a better view. Conspicious.
 

No issues with the telescope or any of the gear.

Worked the centre of the area planned, along with the Orion region around the Orion Nebula. Some of these regions are notoriously overlooked and paitence is needed to catch up with some of the lesser known objects especially around M42.

The area between Canis Major and Monoceroes is particularly rich with clusters, and nebulosity. This region needs to be revisited with OIII and UHC filters.

Packed up and inside just after midnight.

 
 
Paul Kemp
13.1" Reflector
Auckland, New Zealand
36° 55' 09 " South, 174° 43' 30" East
-- The Southern Sentinel --