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Name/DesignationRight AscensionDeclinationTypeMagnitudeSizeDistanceDate LocationInstrumentEyepieceFilterNotes
NGC405212:02.0-63 14Open Cluster8.810'3.9KLYApril 10 2019Culburra 400mm f4.5 Dobsonian13.8mmSWA/9mmNaglerOn a previous occasion could not pick this with 250mm aperture from a suburban location. Under the darker sky using the larger telescope could see it 130x and at 200x it nearly filled the field.
NGC410312:06.7-61 15Open Cluster7.4p7.0'3.9KLYJune 24 2000Barren Grounds 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9.7mmSPIndistinct cluster, liitle more condensed than the surrounding field. A curved arrow shape among the cluster.
NGC433712:23.9-58 08Open Cluster8.93.5'June 24 2000Barren Grounds 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlossl+2xBarlowA semi-circle of stars abot 10' across surrounds a central star. There is a distinct equal- brightness double star to the E. At the top of the arc lies an unresolved condensed region of faint stars.
NGC433712:23.9-58 08Open Cluster8.93.5'May 11 2002Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9.7mmSPAdjacent to an obvious and pretty binary. A loose, weak cluster. Rather like an ampitheatre, with one star surrounded by an arc of stars.
NGC434912:24.5-61 54Open Cluster7.416.0'5.5KLYApril 29 2000Cataract 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9.7mmSPApprox 1/2 to 3/4 degree in diameter. Not especially different to background.
NGC434912:24.5-61 54Open Cluster7.416.0'5.5KLYMay 11 2002Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslRelatively rich and large. Round, with dark lanes. [Also observed Jan 15 1999]
NGC434912:24.5-61 54Open Cluster7.416.0'5.5KLYJune 14 2018Culburra 400mm f4.5 Dobsonian26mmDXLarge and rich. Approximately 100 stars. Bright field star lies west. [Also observed Jan 15 1999]
NGC443912:28.4-60 06Open Cluster8.44.0'5.2KLYMay 11 2002Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslVery similar but smaller than NGC4337.
NGC460912:42.3-62 58Open Cluster6.95.0'4.9KLYMay 11 2002Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslLooks like a 'little Orion'. Oblong-shaped.
Ruprecht 9711:57.4-62 42Open Cluster9.15.0'4.4KLYApril 10 2019Culburra 400mm f4.56 Dobsonian13.8mmSWAHad previuosly failed to see this with a 250mm telescope from Farmborough Heights. On this occasion in a darker location with the larger instrument possibly observed it as a concentrated region in a very rich field of view.
Ruprecht 9811:58.8-64 34Open Cluster7.015.0'1.6KLYApril 10 2019Culburra 400mm f4.56 Dobsonian13.8mmSWALike Ruprecht 97, had failed to see this previously using 250mm aperture in a suburban sky. On this occasion, once again like Ruprecht 97 I was looking at a very rich field. There appaeared to be a sizable concentration that was likely the cluster.