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Deep Sky Objects

Name/DesignationRight AscensionDeclinationTypeMagnitudeSizeDistanceDate LocationInstrumentEyepieceFilterNotes
IC465117:24.7-49 57Open Cluster6.912.0'2.5KLYSep 20 2003Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWAModerately rich. Dark lanes criss-cross it.
NGC618816:40.5-48 47Emission/Reflection Nebula20'x12'April 14 2007Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian20mmSWAUHCExtensive region of nebulosity. Field also sprinkled with stars from large, loose open cluster NGC6193.
NGC619316:41.3-48 46Open Cluster5.215.0'4.4KLYSep 20 2003Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWALots of clusters in this very lovely area and I can't say exactly which was 6193. Several nice double stars in the field.
NGC621516:51.1-58 59Galaxy10.92.0'x1.6'60MLYAugust 11 2007Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian6mmWALarge and bright. Very bright nucleus. In same field as NGC6221.
NGC622116:52.8-59 13Galaxy10.13.2'x2.3'55MLYAugust 11 2007Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian6mmWAVery large, bright and round. Small, bright nucleus. In same field as NGC6215.
NGC625316:59.1-52 43Open Cluster10.2p5.0'Aug 18 2006Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian20mmSWASlightly concentrated area of stars.
NGC630017:17.0-62 49Galaxy10.15.4' x 3.5'42MLYAugust 26 2000 Cataract250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslIn a nice field of bright stars, a wispy mass with a small, bright centre.
NGC632617:20.8-51 45Planetary Nebula11.014"7.8KLYApril 14 2007 Belanglo250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWA/6mmSWAUHCRound, solid disc with the hint of an outer halo.
NGC635217:25.5-48 25Globular Cluster8.27.1'17.6KLYSep 20 2003Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWALarge, but nebulous and hard to resolve.
NGC636217:31.9-67 03Globular Cluster8.310.7'23KLYAugust 26 2000 Cataract250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9.7mmSPOval-shaped, large, evenly distributed brightness; just starting to resolve.
NGC639717:40.7-53 40Globular Cluster5.725.7'7.2KLYJuly 7 2007 Belanglo250mm f5.6 Dobsonian20mmWAVery large, bright and well resolved. Very bright central region.
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