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Name/DesignationRight AscensionDeclinationTypeMagnitudeSizeDistanceDate LocationInstrumentEyepieceFilterNotes
NGC15700:34.8-08 24Galaxy10.44.3' x 2.9'76MLYNov 12 2004Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWALarge and bright. Uniforn in brightness throughout giving the impression of a large elliptical galaxy.
NGC24600:47.0-11 53Planetary Nebula10.9225"1.3KLYNov 12 2004Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWAUHCAt low magnification a large, hazy patch with 3 seemingly embedded stars. Placing a UHC filter in front of the eyepiece makes it really stand out. Very large and round with the 13,8mm eeyepiece and UHC.
"""""""Oct 18 2003Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWA + 2X BarlowUHCVery large. 3 embeded stars form a isoceles triangle. Oval-shaped oriented N-S. The south end extends beyond the base of the triangle of stars and is wider than the triangle's base.
NGC24700:47.1-20 46Galaxy8.920.0' x 7.4'8MLYNov 12 2004Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAVery large. Star at one end; one of a triangle of stars in which the galaxy sits. Fairly faint.
NGC25500:47.8-11 28Galaxy11.83.1' x 2.8'8MLYOct 18 2003Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWAPicked up in the same wide-field as NGC246. Quite large.
NGC8732:16-11 20Galaxy12.7258MLYNov 17 2006Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWAFaint. Sits under an 'umbrella' of fairly uniform in brightness field stars.
NGC8872:19-16 04Galaxy196MLYNov 17 2006Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian6mmSWABright, especially in the cente, and quite large. Sits toward the side of a triangular group of 4 stars.
NGC9082:23.1-21 14Galaxy10.25.5'x2.8'64MLYNov 17 2006Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAVery large, bright and elongated.
NGC1068; M7702:42.7-00 01Galaxy8.86.9' x 5.9'52MLYJanuary 10 1999Mt Keira 16" f4.5 Dobsonian25mmPl[Observed through a friend's telescope] Next to a field star. Very bright nucleus and hazy surrounding ball.