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Name/DesignationRight AscensionDeclinationTypeMagnitudeSizeDistanceDate LocationInstrumentEyepieceFilterNotes
H3Open ClusterMarch 26 2001Farmborough Heights 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslNon-descript cluster bounded by a bright star one degree E of IC2391.
IC23918:40.2-53 04Open Cluster2.550'600LYMarch 26 2001Farmborough Heights 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslBright with a handful of stars. Apart from its brightness and a wide binary with a fainter red companion , quite uninteresting.
IC23958:41.1-48 12Open Cluster4.68.0'May 3 2003Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWALarge, loose, bright cluster.
IC24889:27.6-56 59Open Cluster7.4p15.0'March 26 2001Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslLarge, moderately rich cluster.
IC24889:27.6-56 59Open Cluster7.4p15.0'April 24 2001Cataract 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslLarge and loose.
IC24889:27.6-56 59Open Cluster7.4p15.0'May 31 2003Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWADistinctive U-shaped group N-S, the open end at the S. About 100 stars.
NGC254708:10.7-49 16Open Cluster4.720.0'1.3KLYDecember 11 1998Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlLarge and bright. A prominent arc of stars around the centre. Under this is a wide, equal magnitude binary.
NGC262608:35.6-40 40Nebula5'February 24 2012Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian20mmWANear large Open Cluster Ruprecht 64. Averted vision shows possible nebulosity around a fairly bright star. Tried filters but they were no help.
NGC26608:42.2-47 09Open Cluster8.84.0'6.9KLYMay 3 2003Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWA + 2X BarlowSmall, compact cluster. Found while searching for IC2395.
NGC26698:46.3-52 56Open Cluster6.114.0'April 24 2001Cataract 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWALarge and loose. [Also observed Jan 15 1999]
NGC27929:12.4-42 26Planetary Nebula11.611"8.2KLYApril 14 2007Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWA/6mmSWAUHCDistinct disc with UHC and high magnification.
NGC28999:27.0-56 06Planetary Nebula11.82.0' x 1.0'April 24 2001Cataract 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9.7mmSPUHCLarge, hazy disk. Hint of a central star visible.
NGC28999:27.0-56 06Planetary Nebula11.812'May 31 2003Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWA + 2X BarlowSet very nicely in an equilateral triangle-shaped group of stars. Spherical with a shallow 'halo'. [Also observed Jan 15 1999]
NGC291009:30.4-52 54Open Cluster7.25.0'4.2KLYMarch 26 2001Farmborough Heights 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9.7mmSPA 'halo' of stars around a barren centre.
NGC292509:33.7-53 26Open Cluster8.3p12'2.6KLYMarch 26 2001Farmborough Heights 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9.7mmSPRather dull at high power; medium power presents it much improved, with the brighter field stars gone and the cluster filling more field of view. A round mass of stars with a 'tail' of four stars trailing W. Also a wide equal binary of red stars on the N edge.
NGC310510:00.8-54 46Open Cluster9.72.0'March 26 2001Farmborough Heights 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian6.3mmPlosslSmall knot of hardly resolveable stars.
NGC3132; Eight-burst Planetary10:07.7-40 26Planetary Nebula9.2>47"June 14 2018Culburra 400mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmDX; 9mmNaglerUHCWithout the UHC at low power a fairly ordinary star in the field with a possible faint halo. With the UHC it becomes the most prominent object in the field. The higher power eyepiece without any filter shows a classical PN with a bright central star surrounded by a large round nebula. That is actually the best view as the filters - especially the UHC and not so much the OIII - dull the central star and the nebula, although more prominent, doesn't look as good without the central star.
NGC320110:17.6-46 25Globular Cluster12.23.0' x 0.7'April 24 2001Cataract 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWA/9.7mmSPVery large and very condensed toward centre, irregulaly shaped.
NGC320110:17.6-46 25Globular Cluster12.23.0' x 0.7'Mar 7 2003Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWA + 2X BarlowLarge, bright, well resolved dome-shaped glob. Quite unusual in appearance.
NGC325610:27.8-43 54Galaxy11.33.5' x 2.0'113MLYApril 24 2001Cataract 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWASmall, round and quite esily visible.
NGC326110:29.0-44 39Galaxy11.24.1' x 3.2'99MLYApril 24 2001Cataract 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAJust visible as a hazy streak.