July Observing List
 
   
     
     
   

These observing lists have been designed with objects for all sizes of telescopes and observer ability. Try the Easy objects first and work your way down the lists until you can move to the next level.

The easy objects are for people who are starting out or have telescopes that are around 100mm in aperture.

The medium objects are fore those people who can identify their way round the sky and have a telescope less than or equal to 200mm.

The hard objects are for people who have telescopes that are larger than 200mm in aperture and are proficient at starhopping or who have digital setting circles.

Happy hunting.

   

If you do not have charts, here is some links to public domain star charts produced by the The Mag-7 Star Atlas Project. The charts will be useful for most of the Easy List and some of the Medium List. More detailed charts like Uranometria will be required for the Hard List.

The Mag-7 Star Atlas -- capable of being printed at reasonable resolutions on the average home printer. The Mag-7 Star Atlas plots stars down to Magnitude 7.25, with double / multiple stars indicated by a thin horizontal bar. Plotted Deep Sky Objects include all objects on the Messier list, the RASC's finest NGC list, and the Herschell 400 list --- more than 550 DSO's in total.

Charts courtsey of Andrew L. Johnson and Cloudy Nights
http://www.cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=1052

 
 
   
 
Easy
M 4 Globular Cluster 5.4 16h 23m 56.4s -26° 32' 23" Scorpius
M 5 Globular Cluster 5.7 15h 18m 51.1s +02° 03' 43" Serpens
M 10 Globular Cluster 6.6 16h 57m 27.0s -04° 06' 35" Ophiuchus
M 12 Globular Cluster 6.1 16h 47m 32.3s -01° 57' 33" Ophiuchus
M 13 Globular Cluster 5.8 16h 41m 54.6s +36° 26' 54" Hercules
M 80 Globular Cluster 7.3 16h 17m 22.8s -22° 59' 25" Scorpius
M 107 Globular Cluster 7.8 16h 32m 51.0s -13° 04' 01" Ophiuchus
NGC 6025 Open Cluster 5.1 16h 03m 47.0s -60° 26' 57" Triangulum Australe
NGC 6231 Open Cluster 2.6 16h 54m 34.8s -41° 50' 07" Scorpius
Medium
NGC 5822 Open Cluster 6.5 15h 04m 36.9s -54° 26' 28" Lupus
NGC 5824 Globular Cluster 9.1 15h 04m 19.2s -33° 05' 29" Lupus
NGC 5838 Galaxy 10.9 15h 05m 43.3s +02° 04' 35" Virgo
NGC 5844 Planetary Nebula 13.2 15h 11m 10.1s -64° 41' 48" Triangulum Australe
NGC 5882 Planetary Nebula 9.4 15h 17m 13.1s -45° 40' 19" Lupus
NGC 5927 Globular Cluster 8 15h 28m 25.1s -50° 41' 39" Lupus
NGC 5946 Globular Cluster 8.4 15h 35m 53.3s -50° 40' 48" Norma
NGC 5986 Globular Cluster 7.6 15h 46m 25.7s -37° 48' 19" Lupus
NGC 5999 Open Cluster 9 15h 52m 35.7s -56° 29' 31" Norma
NGC 6026 Planetary Nebula 12.9 16h 01m 42.9s -34° 33' 41" Lupus
NGC 6067 Open Cluster 5.6 16h 13m 37.8s -54° 14' 07" Norma
NGC 6087 Open Cluster 5.4 16h 19m 20.6s -57° 54' 56" Norma
NGC 6101 Globular Cluster 9.2 16h 26m 28.7s -72° 12' 57" Apus
NGC 6134 Open Cluster 7.2 16h 28m 12.0s -49° 09' 56" Norma
NGC 6139 Globular Cluster 9.1 16h 28m 03.4s -38° 51' 46" Scorpius
NGC 6144 Globular Cluster 9 16h 27m 34.9s -26° 02' 19" Scorpius
NGC 6153 Planetary Nebula 10.9 16h 31m 54.0s -40° 16' 02" Scorpius
NGC 6164 Planetary Nebula - 16h 34m 06.4s -48° 05' 35" Norma
NGC 6167 Open Cluster 6.7 16h 35m 00.8s -49° 47' 08" Norma
NGC 6181 Galaxy 11.8 16h 32m 36.1s +19° 48' 43" Hercules
NGC 6210 Planetary Nebula 8.8 16h 44m 44.3s +23° 47' 18" Hercules
IC 4499 Globular Cluster 10.1 15h 01m 18.0s -82° 14' 16" Apus
IC 4593 Planetary Nebula 10.7 16h 12m 00.8s +12° 03' 22" Hercules
Hard
NGC 5791 Galaxy 11.7 14h 59m 05.1s -19° 17' 28" Libra
NGC 5813 Galaxy 10.5 15h 01m 28.4s +01° 40' 44" Virgo
NGC 5827 Galaxy 12.9 15h 02m 08.8s +25° 56' 33" Bootes
NGC 5846 Galaxy 10.1 15h 06m 46.3s +01° 34' 58" Virgo
NGC 5861 Galaxy 11.6 15h 09m 34.7s -11° 20' 42" Libra
NGC 5873 Planetary Nebula 11 15h 13m 12.4s -38° 08' 55" Lupus
NGC 5878 Galaxy 11.7 15h 14m 04.5s -14° 17' 34" Libra
NGC 5921 Galaxy 10.7 15h 22m 13.3s +05° 02' 58" Serpens
NGC 5970 Galaxy 11.5 15h 38m 46.4s +12° 10' 02" Serpens
NGC 5979 Planetary Nebula 11.5 15h 48m 10.3s -61° 14' 13" Triangulum Australe
NGC 6118 Galaxy 11.7 16h 22m 06.5s -02° 17' 55" Serpens
He2-131 Planetary Nebula 11.8 15h 37m 49.0s -71° 56' 15" Apus
Merrill 2-1 Planetary Nebula 11.6 15h 22m 37.8s -23° 39' 19" Libra
Shapley 1 Planetary Nebula 13.6 15h 52m 07.5s -51° 32' 09" Norma
     
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Updated 23rd July 2007