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Name/DesignationRight AscensionDeclinationTypeMagnitudeSizeDistanceDate LocationInstrumentEyepieceFilterNotes
NGC229806:49.0-36 00Globular Cluster9.46.8'40KLYFebruary 17 2001Cataract 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9.7mmSPStrangely shaped. Irregular, possibly triangular.
NGC2422; M4707:36.6-14 30Open Cluster4.430'1.8KLYApril 5 1997Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlVery open but bright. Includes a close binary.
NGC242307:37.1-13 52Open Cluster6.719.0'2.8KLYFebruary 20 1999Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlLarge, loose and bright, although much fainter than the bright stars in nearby NGC2422/M47.
NGC2437; M4607:41.8-14 49Open Cluster6.127'3.2KLYApril 5 1997Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlVery rich cluster. Within it is NGC2438.
NGC243807:41.8-14 44Planetary Nebula10.8>66"2.9KLYApril 5 1997Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian6.3mmPlUHCWithin NGC2437. Central star visible without filter. With the filter the nebula itself is more apparent
NGC2440; PK234+02.107:41.9-18 13Planetary Nebula9.414"x32"3.6KLYFebruary 20 1999Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian12.5mmOrPicked easily at low power, 115x gave best view, 225x a bit washed out. Forms an equilateral triangle with 2 bright field star, on of which is actually a small triangle of 3 close stars. Bright with an oval halo. Nice.
NGC2447;M9307:44.6-23 52Open Cluster6.222'3.6KLYApril 18 1998Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian12.5mmOrLarge cluster about 25' in diameter. Hard to pick in a rich field. A fan-shaped group of similarly bright stars including a noticeable trapezium-shaped group.
NGC245107:45.4-37 58Open Cluster2.845.0'2KLYDecember 11 1998Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlVery loose and very bright. Bright orange-coloured star - the one you aim at - in the field.
NGC2452;PK243-01.107:47.4-27 20Planetary Nebula12.0>19"8.8KLYApril 14 2007Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWAUHCObviously non-stellar with the UHC, lying a little S of the small clutch of stars which is NGC2453. The nebula is a solid sisc, quite large and distinct compared with stars in the field.
NGC245307:47.8-27 14Open Cluster8.35'4.9KLYApril 14 2007Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWASee notes for NGC2452.
NGC246707:52.6-226 23Open Cluster and Nebula7.1p16'11KLYApril 18 1998Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlossl/6.3mmPlosslUHCCouldn't pick the stars that make up the cluster but the nebula very prominent. Round, almost like a large planetary illuminated by a bright star. Higher magnification shows that the nebula fans away from this star toward one side. The nebula sits between two stars. Areally nice object.
NGC247707:52.3-38 33Open Cluster5.827.0'4.2KLYDecember 11 1998Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlFaint stars but very condensed. A really good telescopic Open Cluster.
NGC253908:10.7-12 50Open Cluster6.522.0'4.2KLYFebruary 20 1999Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlAim at a fairly bright star and the cluster fills half the field of view. Rich.
NGC254608:12.4-37 38Open Cluster6.341.0'3.3KLYMay 3 2003Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAVery large and loose. Hard to define.