ObjectTypeMagnificationNotes
NGC 5864Galaxy114x Small oval shaped galaxy with a bright nucleus. Sparse field. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5605Galaxy114x Very faint face-on spiral galaxy with a weak brightening in the core. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5577Galaxy114x A moderately faint galaxy with a condensed core. The second brightest of three galaxies in the FOV (NGC5576 & NGC5574)
NGC 5576Galaxy114x A moderately bright galaxy with a bright stellar core. The brightest of three galaxies in the FOV (NGC5574 & NGC5577)
NGC 5574Galaxy114x A faint galaxy with a even brightness. The faintest of three galaxies in the FOV (NGC5576 & NGC5577)
NGC 5507Galaxy114x A striking pair of galaxies. 5507 is a fairly bright 2:1 oval with a strong core. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5506Galaxy114x A striking pair of galaxies. 5506 is a fairly bright 4:1 oval with an even brightness with a gradual strengthening in the nucleus. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5493Galaxy114x Small round galaxy with a strong stellar core. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5427Galaxy114x Faintish pair of galaxies. 5427 is round with an even brightness. Not difficult.
NGC 5426Galaxy114x Faintish pair of galaxies. 5426 has a bright core, fading out to the halo. Slightly more oval than round. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5088Galaxy114x Small member of the five galaxy NGC5077 group. Fairly large 3:1 oval galaxy abourt 15 arcminutes to the NE of the other four galaxies.
NGC 5084Galaxy114x A fairly bright, elongated oval (3:1) galaxy with an even brightness, but has a descernable core. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5079Galaxy114x Small member of the five galaxy NGC5077 group. Close in to 5077.
NGC 5077Galaxy114x Small grouping of five galaxies, with 5077 being the brightest. Has a strong core, and a faint star invloved in the halo. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5076Galaxy114x Small member of the five galaxy NGC5077 group.
NGC 5072Galaxy114x Small member of the five galaxy NGC5077 group.
NGC 4939Galaxy114x Slightly move oval than round galaxy. Has a core with a halo that in even in brightness. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 3693Galaxy114x Small, faint elongated oval (4:1) with a strong core., otherwise even in brightness. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 3637Galaxy114x A pair of round galactic twins NGC3636 & NGC3637. Both galaxies are fairly bright, but very close to a 7th mag star. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 3636Galaxy114x A pair of round galactic twins NGC3636 & NGC3637. Both galaxies are fairly bright, but very close to a 7th mag star. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 4981Galaxy114x Round, Even brightness, compact galaxy very close to a 10th Mag star. Star not involved with the halo. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 4941Galaxy114x Compact oval galaxy with a stellar core. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 4928Galaxy114x Small faint galaxy near an isosceles triangle of 11th mag stars. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 4984Galaxy114x Easy, round galaxy. Small with an strong core. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 4918Galaxy114x Very small almost stellar looking galaxy. Very close into an 11th mag star (NE 2 arcminutes)
NGC 4915Galaxy114x Round galaxy with an even brightness. Easy. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 4902Galaxy114x A bright round galaxy, very easy. Makes a compact equilateral triangle with 2 11th mag stars. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 4487Galaxy114x Easy, oval galaxy with a small core. Involved with quadrilateral of 10th Mag stars. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5054Galaxy114x Member of the NGC5044 grouping of galaxies. Largest of the group galaxies, but also very diffuse. Furtherest away from NGC5044 at half a degree.
NGC 5049Galaxy114x Member of the NGC5044 grouping of galaxies.
NGC 5047Galaxy114x Member of the NGC5044 grouping of galaxies.
NGC 5046Galaxy114x Member of the NGC5044 grouping of galaxies.
NGC 5044Galaxy114x Brightest of a large group of seven galaxies. Bright and round with an even brightness. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5037Galaxy114x Member of the NGC5044 grouping of galaxies. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5035Galaxy114x Member of the NGC5044 grouping of galaxies.
NGC 5030Galaxy114x Member of the NGC5044 grouping of galaxies.
NGC 5022Galaxy114x Very thin edge-on galaxy. Faint and even in brightness.
NGC 5018Galaxy114x Fairly bright galaxy, slightly more oval than round. Has condensed bright core. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5134Galaxy114x Compact galaxy slightly more oval than round. Even in brightness. Has a galatic twin, IC4237. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5087Galaxy114x Round compact galaxy of even brightness. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5068Galaxy114x Large diffuse face-on spiral with a condensed core. Not easy, but not hard. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 4361Planetary Nebula114x Large PN with subtle detail. Reacts well to the UHC filter. Nearly round. Central star visible.
NGC 4039Galaxy114x Ringtail Galaxies.
NGC 4038Galaxy114x Ringtail Galaxies.
NGC 4024Galaxy114x Very compact and round galaxy. Almost PN in appearance. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
M 104Galaxy114x Sombero Galaxy. Nice and detailed. Dark lane visible and not to bad for contrast.
IC 4237Galaxy114x Compact galaxy slightly more oval than round. Even in brightness. Has a galatic twin, NGC5134 but fainter than NGC5134.
NGC 5569Galaxy114x Member of the NGC5566 Trio. Very faint.
NGC 5566Galaxy114x Round looking galaxy with two fainter compainions. Has a small core.
NGC 5560Galaxy114x Member of the NGC5566 Trio. Faint but not difficult. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 3892Galaxy114x Compact, more oval than round galaxy, with a stellar type core. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5775Galaxy114x An moderately sized, elongated 3:1 oval galaxy with an even brightness, but a hint of strength in the core. Not difficult. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5750Galaxy114x Small oval galaxy in Virgo but right on the Libra border, Looks lenticular rather than round. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5676Galaxy114x Fairly bright oval galaxy with an even brightness.
NGC 5668Galaxy114x Moderately bright galaxy which is even in brightness. Two bright stars are close to the NE. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5660Galaxy114x Faint and diffuse galaxy. Suggests it's a face-on spiral. No other detail noted. 1/2 degree NW of the brighter NGC5676. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5638Galaxy114x Very conspicious galaxy with a small core. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5854Galaxy114x Fairly bright, elongated 3:1 oval galaxy with a stellar core. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5831Galaxy114x Small round galaxy with a hint of brighening in the core. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5600Galaxy114x Small round galaxy with no features. Not difficult. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 5490Galaxy114x This galaxy is very stellar looking. No noted detail. Previously unobserved Herschel II Object.
NGC 4565Galaxy114x Dark lane visible, however the contrast is soft as this object heads over towards the glow of Auckland.
M 64Galaxy114x Blackeye Galaxy. Dark lane visible, however the contrast is soft as this object heads over towards the glow of Auckland.
NGC 3628Galaxy114x Leo Triplet. Contrast is soft as this object heads over towards the glow of Auckland.
M 86Galaxy114x Heart of the Virgo Cluster. M84 & M86. Contrast is soft as this object heads over towards the glow of Auckland.
M 84Galaxy114x Heart of the Virgo Cluster. M84 & M86. Contrast is soft as this object heads over towards the glow of Auckland.
M 66Galaxy114x Leo Triplet. Contrast is soft as this object heads over towards the glow of Auckland.
M 65Galaxy114x Leo Triplet. Contrast is soft as this object heads over towards the glow of Auckland.
M 61Galaxy114x Messier face-on spiral with a strong condensed almost stellar core. Irregular halo. Bright and round. Spiral nature is evident.
M 49Galaxy114x Bright Messier elliptical galaxy. Many other galaxies in the FOV.
NGC 5053Globular Cluster114x Large faint globular. Not resolved really. Looks more like a large PN, than a globular.
M 99Galaxy114x Messier galaxy, bright with a strong stellar type core. Also evidence of spiral arms despite the contrast being soft, as this object heads over towards the glow of Auckland.
M 53Globular Cluster114x Bright Messier globular cluster. Moderately condensed (Type 5). Needs more power.
IC 4634Planetary Nebula114x Small nearly stellar PN, confirmed with UHC filter.
NGC 6369Planetary Nebula114x Small PN that looks ring like. More power required to see more detail.
NGC 6309Planetary Nebula114x Mottled looking PN with possibly a faint star involved. Confirmed with the UHC filter.
NGC 6302Planetary Nebula114x Extended PN with two 'wings'. Bright and contrasty in this region. Vry high surface brightness and looks 'pinched' in the centre.
NGC 6287Globular Cluster114x Small compact globular in Ophiuchus. Weak core, possibly type 7 or 8. Partially resolved.
M 62Globular Cluster114x Large, bright Messier globular with a defined noticable core (Type 3). Well resolved and in a very starry field.

M 19Globular Cluster114x Brighter Messier globular in Ophiuchus. Bright and well resolved. Not real concentration in the core (Class 8). Very contrasty and wonderful starry field.
IC 4637Planetary Nebula114x Small stellar looking PN. Location confirmed by the UHC & OIII filters.
IC 4699Planetary Nebula114x Stellar PN. Confirmed with UHC Filter.
IC 4663Planetary Nebula114x A nearly stellar PN but definately non-stellar. A little hazy in structure. Looks like a small galaxy, but it is too small to be a galaxy.
NGC 6326Planetary Nebula114x A round high surface brightness PN in Ara. In a profusely starry field.
NGC 6153Planetary Nebula114x Bright, small and round, PN in a very starry field. Joins three other stars to make a kite shape.
IC 4642Planetary Nebula114x Small PN inside Ara. Almost stellar.
NGC 6072Planetary Nebula114x Large diffuse PN. Possible about 40 arcseconds in size. Irregular.
NGC 6026Planetary Nebula114x Bright PN with a even brightness. Large and round with a faint central star. Nice response to the UHC.
He 2-154Planetary Nebula114x Menzel 3. Very faint PN with retangle shape. Responded well with the UHC filter. Added difficult is the starry nature of the field.
NGC 6453Globular Cluster114x Faint and compact globular cluster right on the edge of M7. Not resolved at all. Galactic in nature.
NGC 6441Globular Cluster114x Compact globuar which is hardly resolved. Has a condensed core. Almost galactic in nature. Very close to a 4th Mag star, which is not assisting in resolving this globular.
B287Dark Nebula114x Distinctive hole (dark nebula) in the SE of M7.
M 70Globular Cluster114x Moderately sized Messier globular. It is well resolved and has a distinct core.
M 69Globular Cluster114x Bright Messier globular which is well resolved but has no apparent core.
M 54Globular Cluster114x Medium sized Messier globular which has a distinct core.
M 14Globular Cluster114x Messier globular. Loose and partially resolved with an no apparent core.
M 12Globular Cluster114x Bright and well resolved Messier globular in Ophiuchus.
M 10Globular Cluster114x Bright and well resolved Messier globular in Ophiuchus.
NGC 6569Globular Cluster114x Small, round, globular cluster with no distinct core. Possibly about type 9.
NGC 6563Planetary Nebula114x Fairly bright oval PN. More oval than round, showing a hint of irregularity. Responds strongly to the UHC filter.
NGC 6558Globular Cluster114x Compact globular, needs more power to resolve better. Has a concentration in the core, so possibly type 5?
NGC 6528Globular Cluster114x Globular cluster pair. NGC6528 & NGC6522. Similar in appearance. Needs more power to resolve better. NGC6528 is slightly smaller and slightly fainter.
NGC 6522Globular Cluster114x Globular cluster pair. NGC6528 & NGC6522. Similar in appearance. Needs more power to resolve better. NGC6528 is slightly larger and slightly brighter.
NGC 6603Open Cluster114x Small open cluster inside the NE edge of M24. Very starry region of the sky.
B 93Dark Nebula114x Small Barnard dark nebula on the NW edge of M24. Nice pair with Barnard 92.
B 92Dark Nebula114x Small Barnard dark nebula on the NW edge of M24. Nice pair with Barnard 93.
NGC 6445Planetary Nebula114x Small, farly bright PN, rectangular in shape and irregularity noted. More power needed. Forms a nice pair with as the globular NGC6440.
NGC 6440Globular Cluster114x Compact and moderately bright globular. Not resoved at all. In the same field as NGC6445.
M 23Open Cluster114x Bright Messier open cluster. Nicely framed in the 17mm Nagler. Has about 100 members. Moderately rich and members are all similar in brightness.
NGC 6880Galaxy114x A nice grouping of galaxies in Pavo. Grouping contains four bright galaxies; NGC6872, NGC6876, NGC6877 & NGC6880.
NGC 6877Galaxy114x A nice grouping of galaxies in Pavo. Grouping contains four bright galaxies; NGC6872, NGC6876, NGC6877 & NGC6880.
NGC 6876Galaxy114x A nice grouping of galaxies in Pavo. Grouping contains four bright galaxies; NGC6872, NGC6876, NGC6877 & NGC6880.
NGC 6872Galaxy114x A nice grouping of galaxies in Pavo. Grouping contains four bright galaxies; NGC6872, NGC6876, NGC6877 & NGC6880.
NGC 6712Globular Cluster114x Moderately bright globular cluster which is only partially resolved. Milky in appearance.
M 26Open Cluster114x Messier Open cluster of about 35 members. 10 members are brigher than 11th mag, Fairly large and sparse really.
IC 1295Planetary Nebula114x Moderately faint, fairly large and round. No detail see at this power.
M 25Open Cluster114x Large Messier open cluster. Fairly loose and contains 30 stars of even brightness. Nicely framed in the 17mm Nagler.
NGC 6210Planetary Nebula114x Very high surface brightness PN. Round, about 20" wide. Very strong Blue/Green in colour. Need to return here with higher power.
NGC 6181Galaxy114x Slightly elongated galaxy in Hercules. Fairly easy and even in brightness.
JupiterPlanet114x Watched Jupiter all evening. Moments of excellent detail, but seeing was poor. Io (I) & Ganymede (III) and their shadows were transiting just before midnight. Watched both shadows enter the disk. Red spot also was very evident.
 

Another excellent nights viewing. I sent up very close to the Waharau Hall to shelter from the occasional south-westerly gusts that were very cold.

Used Skymap Pro v11 with good effect, with the computer mostly in-line with the eyepiece. Using the computer enabled me to speed through the planned Herschel II objects that I need to catch up with.

121 Objects logged tonight, an excellent effort!! So many object , that I cannot recall a stand-out object. Nice to get new objects logged and I am well on my way through the Herschel II list, only 180 to go (most of the 180 never rise from New Zealand).

Jupiter was very good when the seeing gave those moments of crisp views. The 16” Binos were impressive to see Jupiter through, even when only using one eye. A double shadow transit was well underway at midnight. Saw Io’s and Ganymede’s shadow ingress the disc of Jupiter.

Packed up just after midnight. Another 5+ hours at the scope.

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