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Name/DesignationRight AscensionDeclinationTypeMagnitudeSizeDistanceDate LocationInstrumentEyepieceFilterNotes
Mel 22720:12-79 18Open Cluster5.370'390KLYSeptember 11 2020 Farmborough Heights250mm f5.6 Dobsonian30mmUWAVery large, sparse and loose. Aout 30 stars over a large area in a sparse field.
NGC2573; Polarissima Australis01:42.2-89 20Galaxy13.52.0'x0.8'128.2MLYApril 10 2019 Culburra400mm f4.5 Dobsonian9mmNaglerSurprisingly bright. Possibly I was only seeing the nucleus.
NGC643818:22.3-85 24Galaxies11.1/11.82.7'x1.0'97.1MLYApril 10 2019 Culburra400mm f4.5 Dobsonian9mmNaglerFaint but obvious and shapeless. Actually two galaxies 6438 A and B. Couldn't see the separate entities.
NGC692020:43-80 00Galaxy12.41.8'x1.5'119MLYSeptember 15 2006 Belanglo250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWARound with a bright nucleus.
NGC709821:44.3-75 07Galaxy11.34.0'x2.6'95MLYSeptember 15 2006 Belanglo250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWARound with a large nucleus.
NGC763723:26-81 54Galaxy12.42.1'x1.9'171MLYSeptember 15 2006 Belanglo250mm f5.6 Dobsonian20mmSWAA non-stellar, possibly round, haze.