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Name/DesignationRight AscensionDeclinationTypeMagnitudeSizeDistanceDate LocationInstrumentEyepieceFilterNotes
NGC4303; M6112:21.9+04 28Galaxy9.76.0' x 5.5'41MLYJune 12 1999Tulimbah 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslLarge and round. Bright, slightly elongated central spot.
NGC436512:24.5+07 19Galaxy9.66.2' x 4.6'47MLYJune 16 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAFairly bright and round.
NGC4374; M8412:25.1+012 53Galaxy9.35.0' x 4.4'41MLYJune 12 1999Tulimbah 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslIn same field as NGC4406/M86 and NGC4402. M84 and M86 are similar' M86 noticeably larger. Both large and round. NGC4402 is elongated. M84 is perpendicular to the middle of a distinct line of 3 stars.
NGC438712:25.7+12 49Galaxy12.11.7' x 1.1'22MLYMay 19 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAOn a night when I was 'galaxy hopping' and noting which galaxies I could see, noted M86 and all the surrounding galaxies I could see in the same 1.5 degree field: NGC 4435/4438/4388/4425/4402/4413/4387/4461/4458/4473.
NGC438812:25.8+12 40Galaxy11.15.1' x 1.4'110MLYMay 19 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAOn a night when I was 'galaxy hopping' and noting which galaxies I could see, noted M86 and all the surrounding galaxies I could see in the same 1.5 degree field: NGC 4435/4438/4388/4425/4402/4413/4387/4461/4458/4473.
NGC440212:26.1+13 07Galaxy11.74.1' x 1.3'May 19 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAOn a night when I was 'galaxy hopping' and noting which galaxies I could see, noted M86 and all the surrounding galaxies I could see in the same 1.5 degree field: NGC 4435/4438/4388/4425/4402/4413/4387/4461/4458/4473. [Also observed June 12 1999]
NGC4406/M8612:26.2+12 57Galaxy9.27.4' x 5.5'79MLYMay 19 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAOn a night when I was 'galaxy hopping' and noting which galaxies I could see, noted M86 and all the surrounding galaxies I could see in the same 1.5 degree field: NGC 4435/4438/4388/4425/4402/4413/4387/4461/4458/4473. [Also observed June 12 1999]
NGC441312:26.5+12 27Galaxy12.22.5' x 1.7'May 19 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAOn a night when I was 'galaxy hopping' and noting which galaxies I could see, noted M86 and all the surrounding galaxies I could see in the same 1.5 degree field: NGC 4435/4438/4388/4425/4402/4413/4387/4461/4458/4473.
NGC442512:27.2+12 44Galaxy11.93.4' x 1.2'20MLYMay 19 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAOn a night when I was 'galaxy hopping' and noting which galaxies I could see, noted M86 and all the surrounding galaxies I could see in the same 1.5 degree field: NGC 4435/4438/4388/4425/4402/4413/4387/4461/4458/4473.
NGC443512:27.7+13 05Galaxy10.93.0' x 1.9'8MLYMay 19 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAOn a night when I was 'galaxy hopping' and noting which galaxies I could see, noted M86 and all the surrounding galaxies I could see in the same 1.5 degree field: NGC 4435/4438/4388/4425/4402/4413/4387/4461/4458/4473.
NGC443812:27.8+13 04Galaxy10.19.3' x 3.9'8MLYMay 19 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAOn a night when I was 'galaxy hopping' and noting which galaxies I could see, noted M86 and all the surrounding galaxies I could see in the same 1.5 degree field: NGC 4435/4438/4388/4425/4402/4413/4387/4461/4458/4473.
NGC445812:28.9+13 15Galaxy12.11.6' x 1.5'29MLYMay 19 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAOn a night when I was 'galaxy hopping' and noting which galaxies I could see, noted M86 and all the surrounding galaxies I could see in the same 1.5 degree field: NGC 4435/4438/4388/4425/4402/4413/4387/4461/4458/4473.
NGC446112:29.0+13 11Galaxy11.23.7' x 1.5'79MLYMay 19 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAOn a night when I was 'galaxy hopping' and noting which galaxies I could see, noted M86 and all the surrounding galaxies I could see in the same 1.5 degree field: NGC 4435/4438/4388/4425/4402/4413/4387/4461/4458/4473.
NGC4472/M4912:29.8+08 00Galaxy8.48.9' x 7.4'41MLYJune 16 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAFairly bright and round.
NGC447612:30.0+12 21Galaxy12.31.9' x 1.3'83MLYMay 19 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAOn a night when I was 'galaxy hopping' and noting which galaxies I could see, simply noted that I saw it.
NGC447812:30.3+12 20Galaxy11.22.0' x 1.8'61MLYMay 19 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAOn a night when I was 'galaxy hopping' and noting which galaxies I could see, simply noted that I saw it.
NGC4486/M87/Virgo A12:30.8+12 24Galaxy8.67.2' x 6.8'63MLYMay 19 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAOn a night when I was 'galaxy hopping' and noting which galaxies I could see, simply noted that I saw it. [Also observed it on June 12 1999, noting it to be large and round, like an unresolved globular cluster]
NGC452612:34.0+07 42Galaxy9.67.2' x 2.3'15MLYApr 17 2004Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWASits between two mag 7 stars. Large, bright centre. Looks spiral.
NGC453512:34.3+08 12Galaxy9.86.8' x 5.0'81MLYApr 17 2004Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAHuge elliptical.
NGC4552/M8912:35.7+12 33Galaxy9.84.2' x 4.2'41MLYMay 19 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAOn a night when I was 'galaxy hopping' and noting which galaxies I could see, noted this as 'bright and round'.
NGC4569/M9012:36.8+13 10Galaxy9.59.5' x 4.7'41MLYMay 19 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAOn a night when I was 'galaxy hopping' and noting which galaxies I could see, noted this as, 'large, elongated'.
NGC4579/M5812:37.7+11 49Galaxy9.85.4' x 4.4'41MLYJune 16 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAEasily visible. Viewed with M59 and M60. M59 and M60 are in the same field, with M58 on the sme line out of the field.
NGC4594/M10412:40.0-11 37Galaxy8.38.9' x 4.1'41MLYMay 27 2006Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWACan see the dark lane, bright nucleus and halo; especially the halo above the dark lane.
NGC4621/M5912:42.0+11 39Galaxy9.85.1' x 3.4'41MLYJune 16 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAEasily visible. Viewed with M59 and M60. M59 and M60 are in the same field, with M58 on the sme line out of the field.
NGC463812:42.8+11 26Galaxy11.32.8' x 1.6'44MLYJune 16 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAIn the same field as and forming an equilateral triangle with M59 and M60.
NGC4649/M6012:43.7+11 33Galaxy8.87.2' x 6.2'41MLYJune 16 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAEasily visible. Viewed with M59 and M60. M59 and M60 are in the same field, with M58 on the sme line out of the field.
NGC506813:18.9-21 02Galaxy9.66.9' x 6.3'18MLYApr 17 2004Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWALarge and distinct. Listed as a spiral; must be face-on as it has a bright centre and a fainter halo. Without the benefit of a 'scope large enough to see spiral arms, I'd have thought it elliptical.
NGC508713:20.4-20 37Galaxy11.02.3' x 1.5'72MLYJuly 13 2002Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWA/9.7mmSPIn same large field as NGC5068. Small, non-stellar bright patch. At higher power a bit more amorphous.
NGC513413:25.3-21 08Galaxy11.22.8' x 1.7'67MLYJuly 13 2002Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAI assume it is the brightest in a clump of galaxies in the same field as NGC5068 and NGC5087
NGC563414 :29.6-05 59Globular Cluster9.64.9'70KLYJuly 13 2002Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWAIntrigueing. At low power could be mistaken for a planetary nebula. Large central concentration. Ver near a field star.
NGC584615 :06.5+01 36Galaxy10.23.4' x 3.2'75MLYAug 7 2004Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWALarge and round.