|Collinder 394||18:52||-20 59||Open Cluster||6.3||September 22 2006
||Jerrara Dam||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||32mmSWA||Very large and loose cluster with two 'section'; two areas of conglomeration of stars.
|IC4725; M25||18:31.6||-19 15||Open Cluster||4.6||32'||1.9KLY||September 27 1997
||Mt Keira||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl||Very large and very bright but sparse.
|IC4725; M25||18:31.6||-19 15||Open Cluster||4.6||32'||1.9KLY||July 20 2020
||Culburra||400mm f4.56 Dobsonian||30mmUWA||Large but still fairly conspicuous though loose. Stars of the same brightness spread over
the large field.
|NGC6440||17:48.9||-20 22||Globular Cluster||9.7||5.4'||12KLY||June 3 2000
||Cataract||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||9.7mmSP+2XBarlow||Distinct, small, round. Possibly some resolution at higher magnification.
|NGC6445;PK008+03.1;Little Gem Nebula||17:49.2||-20 01||Planetary Nebula||11.2||>34"||12KLY||June 3 2000
||Cataract||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl||UHC||In the same wide field as NGC6440. Not very much like a usual PN. Rather misshapen.
Thought at first it was another GC..
|NGC6494; M23||17:56.8||-19 01||Open Cluster||5.5||27'||2.2KLY||June 28 1998
||Farmborough Heights||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mm Plossl||Cluster of curves like a diagram of waves parallel to a beach. Large and loose.
|NGC6507; Cr358||17:59||-17 27||Open Cluster||9.6||4.0KLY||Aug 18 2006
||Jerrara Dam||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||32mmSWA||Unimpressive loose cluster of about 10 stars.
|NGC6522||18:03.6||-30 02||Globular Cluster||8.6||5.6'||21KLY||July 31 1998
||Farmborough Heights||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mm Plossl||Observed with NGC6528. Both clearly visible in almost same field as Gamma-Sag. 4 stars of about mag 9 form a triangle between them. Higher power doesn't resolve stars within them. Most interesting when both in same field at low power.
|NGC6523; M8; Lagoon Nebula||18:03.8||-24 23||Emission Nebula||5.8||90'x40'||4.9LY||June 14 2018
||Culburra||400mm f4.5 Dobsonian||26mmDX||UHC||Large bright nebula divided by a dark lane and open cluster NGC6530 to the west.
Addition of the UHC greatly increases the extent of the nebula so that the open clustere is clearly embedded in it.
|NGC6526||18:02.6||-23 35||Emission Nebula||40'||August 26 2000
||Cataract||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl||UHC||Lying between the Trifid and Lagoon nebulae, nebulosity forming an equilateral triangle
with the two brighter nebulae, lying east of them. UHC filter makes the nebula more distinct.
|NGC6528||18:04.8||-30 03||Globular Cluster||9.5||3.7'||24KLY||July 31 1998
||Farmborough Heights||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl||Observed with NGC6528. Both clearly visible in almost same field as Gamma-Sag. 4 stars of about mag 9 form a triangle between them. Higher power doesn't resolve stars within them. Most interesting when both in same field at low power.
|NGC6530||18:04.8||-24 20||Open Cluster||4.6||15'||5.2KLY||June 14 2018
||Culburra||400mm f4.5 Dobsonian||26mmDX||UHC||Large fairly rich cluster assocaited with NGC6523.
|NGC6531; M21||18:04.6||-22 30||Open Cluster||5.9||13'||4.3LY||September 27 1997
||Mt Keira||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl||Very open and sparse, but containing bright stars.
|NGC6544||18:07.3||-25 00||Globular Cluster||8.3||8.9'||15KLY||August 26 2000
||Cataract||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||9.7mmSP||Quite bright, elonagated and unresolved.
|NGC6553||18:09.3||-25 54||Globular Cluster||8.3||8.1'||19KLY||August 26 2000
||Cataract||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl+2XBarlow||Both this and NGC6544 from a line with M8 (Lagoon Nebula). This cluster is
the rounder of the two.
|NGC6569||18:13.6||-31 50||Globular Cluster||8.7||5.8'||25KLY||September 8 200||Farmborough Heights
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||32mmSWA/9.7mmSP||Easy to pick in a very starry field. Higher magnification shows a large central concentration with a faint halo surrounding.
|NGC6583||18:15.8||-22 08||Open Cluster||10.0||2.8'||Aug 18 2006
||Jerrara Dam||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||13.8mmSWA||Initial impression at lower power was of an unresolved globular cluster and the
higher power eyepiece didn't change that impression.
|NGC6513; M18||18:19.9||-17 08||Open Cluster||6.9||9'||4.9KLY||June 7 1997
||Mt Keira||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl||Rich open cluster.
|NGC6511; M16; Eagle or Star Queen Nebula||18:18.8||-13 47||Emission Nebula||6.0||35'x25'||5.9KLY||June 7 1997
||Mt Keira||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl||Clearly visisble nebula surrounding an open cluster.
|NGC6618; M17; Omega Nebula; Swan Nebula||18:20.8||-16 11||Emission Nebula||6.0||46'x37'||5.9KLY||June 14 2018
||Culburra||400mm f4.5 Dobsonian||26mmDX||UHC||Very bright. Swan shape and beyond prominent without UHC. Nebulosity behind and
below the 'swan' more prominent with the UHC. [My first observation was May 31 1997 through a 250mm Dob: Looks just like its name. Very bright. Great at high magnification.]
|NGC6624||18:23.7||-30 22||Globular Cluster||8.3||5.9'||28KLY||Aug 7 2004
||Jerrara Dam||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||9.7mmSP + 2X Barlow||Beautiful and bright. Set in a wonderful star field. Starting to resolve. Spectacular.
|NGC6626; M28||18:24.5||-24 52||Globular Cluster||6.9||11'||19KLY||September 27 1997
||Mt Keira||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl/6.3mmPlossl||Very bright with the inner half diamter noticeably brighter. Begins to
resolve at high power.
|NGC6637; M69||18:31.4||-32 21||Globular Cluster||7.7||7.1'||23.5KLY||September 27 2007
||Mt Keira||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl||Small bright mass in the centre of a nice field. Unresolved.
|NGC6638||18:30.9||-25 30||Globular Cluster||9.2||5.0'||26KLY||Aug 7 1999
||Cataract||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||9.7mmSP||Bright - unfortunately caught it jus before it became covered by cloud.
|NGC6642||18:31.9||-23 29||Globular Cluster||8.8||4.5'||20KLY||Aug 7 1999
||Cataract||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||9.7mmSP||Very bright centre. Surrounding glow takes a bit of viewing, but looks good when it
|NGC6652||18:35.8||-32 59||Globular Cluster||8.9||3.5'||49KLY||Aug 7 2004
||Jerrara Dam||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||6.3mm Plossl||Very bright. Elongated E-W. Very brightand small centre. Looks rather like a spiral galaxy.
|NGC6656; M22||18:36.4||-23 54||Globular Cluster||5.1||24'||7.8KLY||September 27 2007
||Mt Keira||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl||Very bright and well resolved and the stars from arms reminiscent of a spiral; galaxy.
|NGC6681; M70||18:43.2||-32 18||Globular Cluster||8.1||7.8'||65KLY||September 27 2007
||Mt Keira||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl||Central bright region almost pin-point star-like. Small with a couple of field stars
close together ver nearby. Looks good in a rich field.
|NGC6715; M54||18:55.1||-30 29||Globular Cluster||7.7||9.1'||49KLY||September 27 2007
||Mt Keira||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl/6.3mmPlossl||Small, bright, fuzzy and unresolved.
|NGC6723||18:59.6||-36 38||Globular Cluster||7.3||11.0'||289KLY||September 11 1999
||Cataract||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||9.7mmSP||Very large. Starting to resolve. Fairly even in brightness throughout.
|NGC6809; M55||19:40.0||-30 58||Globular Cluster||7.0||19'||20KLY||September 27 2007
||Mt Keira||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl/12.5mmOr;6.3mmPlossl||Very large, bright and well resolved. A great object to use an eyepiece that causes the cluster to fill the field.
The 12.5mm Orthoscopic did this.
|NGC6818/PK025-17.1||19:44.0||-14 09||Planetary Nebula||9.3||>17"||5KLY||July 13 2002
||Jerrara Dam||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl+2XBarlow||UHC||Large, bright, solidly white. Possibly an outer faint ring.
|NGC6822; Barnard's Galaxy||19:44.9||-14 48||Galaxy||8.8||10.2' x 9.5'||2.8MLY||July 13 2002
||Jerrara Dam||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||32mmSWA||Large, rather dim mass. [Subsequent observation Sept 23 2006: Oval shaped. Just visible
against the background sky. A kite-shaped group of field stars looking like a 'mini-Southern Cross' lie to the W.
|NGC6864; M75||20:06.1||-21 55||Globular Cluster||8.6||6'||78KLY||September 27 2007
||Mt Keira||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl||Small and bright in a very sparse field.
|Palomar 8||18 41.5||-19 50||Globular Cluster||11.0||5.2'||42KLY||July 20 2020
||Culburra||400mm f4.5 Dobsonian||9mmNaglerTI||Unresolved, ghostly mass in a rich field. Picked up at low power fairly easily and
magnifies well but still with no resolution.