ObjectTypeMagnificationNotes
NGC 6337Planetary Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 6752Globular Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 6729Bright Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 6727Bright Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 6726Bright Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 6723Globular Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 6603Open Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 6544Globular Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 6397Globular Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 5139Globular Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 5128Galaxy88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 4945Galaxy88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 3586Bright Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 3584Bright Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 3582Bright Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 3581Bright Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 3576Bright Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 3532Open Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 3372Bright Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 2808Globular Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 2442Galaxy88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 104Globular Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
M 9Globular Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
M 83Galaxy88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
M 80Globular Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
M 8Bright Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
M 75Globular Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
M 55Globular Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
M 5Globular Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
M 4Globular Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
M 3Globular Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
M 28Globular Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
M 24Open Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
M 22Globular Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
M 20Bright Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
M 17Bright Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
M 13Globular Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
B 93Dark Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
B 92Dark Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
B 87Dark Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
B 86Dark Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
B 72Dark Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 7599Galaxy88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 7590Galaxy88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 7582Galaxy88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 7552Galaxy88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 7213Galaxy88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 7009Planetary Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NGC 6781Planetary Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
NeptunePlanet88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
M 30Globular Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
M 11Open Cluster88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
IC 5148Planetary Nebula88xWinter Waharau 2007 - First Night
 

A nice nights viewing was had, despite the very cold conditions, down to about 3 degrees. Wind was not really a factor. Cloud was basically gone by 10 PM and I had unrestricted viewing for the next 2 hours.

Palm was a bit off all night, despite a few realignments. The slope of the carpark at Waharau is less than desirable for good pointing. Otherwise no issues.

As I said earlier, no real plan. Nice to catch up with a few nice bright objects and some objects not observed for awhile, especially some Messiers not seen for at least 3 years. This weekend was going to be the best opportunity to see some of those Virgo and Coma Berenices galaxies not observed for awhile. From where I was setup, Canes Venetici objects were not visible. A few dark nebulae were observed as they got in the Zenith region. Detail was good, but I have seen better.

Jupiter was nice and high but the seeing limited the ability to coax out any detail.

Mainly stuck with the 17mm Nagler, however I did use the 22mm Nagler briefly. The seeing was very poor, so low power was the order of the day...sorry, night.

Packed up and was in bed just after midnight, to manage my ongoing fatigue condition.

Tomorrow night, if clear, I plan to hit some real logging.

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