|Eta-Carina Homonculus||10:43.8||-59 52||Planetary Nebula||January 10 1999||Mt Keira
||16" f4.5 Dobsonian||6.3mmPl||[Observed through a friend's telescope] Bright orange. Lobe on one side bigger than the other.
|IC2448; PK285-14.1||09:07.1||-69 57||Planetary Nebula||10.4||8"||9KLY||June 3 2000||Cataract
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||6.3mmPlossl||Lumicon UHC||A conspicuous disk even at low power; filter makes it really conspicuous. Takes magnification
well, with possibly a trace of outer structure.
|IC2501; PK281-05.1||09:38.8||-60 05||Planetary Nebula||11.4||25"||4.2KLY||Apr 30 2005||Cordeaux
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||32mmSWA to 6mmWA||Lumicon UHC||Spent a lot of time on this object. Very hard to make out. Faint object in the right position - in a spectacular
field of stars. Appeared to vary a bit to the eye as many planetary nebulae do. Filter didn't help.
|IC2553; PK296-20.1||10:09.3||-62 37||Planetary Nebula||10.3||9"||9KLY||January 18 2007||Lostock
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||13.8mmSWA||Lumicon UHC||In a very rich field, spherical and slightly non-stellar. Brightens with the UHC filter.
|IC2581||10:27.4||-57 38||Open Cluster||4.3||8.0'||6.2KLY||May 3 2003||Jerrara Dam
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||13.8mmSWA||Bright star surrounded by an area of much fainter stars.
|IC2621; PK291-04.1||11:00.3||-65 15||Planetary Nebula||11.2||5"||3.6KLY||January 18 2007||Lostock
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||13.8mmSWA||Lumicon UHC||Middle star in an arc of 3 brightens with the UHC filter.
|IC2714||11:17.9||-62 42||Open Cluster||8.2p||12.0'||3.9KLY||March 15 2002||Kangaloon
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl||Large, loose cluster. Bright field star to the SE and a bright field field pair E.
|Mel101||10:42.1||-65 06||Open Cluster||8.0||14'||6.9KLY||January 25 1998||Mt Keira
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl||Loose cluster of faint stars about 20' in diameter. [South of the much brighter cluster IC2602
|Mel105||11:19.5||-63 30||Open Cluster||8.5||4.0'||6.9KLY||March 15 2002||Kangaloon
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl/9.7mmSP/6.3mmPlossl||Small, tight patch of stars at low power. Resolves to a about a dozen stars at
higher powers. Quite nice.
|NGC2369||07:16.6||-62 21||Galaxy||12.4||4.6'x7.1'||131MLY||February 24 2012||Belanglo
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||9mmNagler||Faint. Could only just see it at higher power.
|NGC2516||07:58.3||-60 52||Open Cluster||3.8||30'||1.3KLY||March 26 2001||Farmborough Heights
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mmPlossl||Visible naked eye, even here in the suburbs. Large, relatively rich, main mass about 30' across.
Bright orange field star on the N-edge, and a similarly coloured star within the S half of the cluster. In the SE corner is a equal component binary, with a fainter
red star nearby that could be part of a multiple system. [This possible system is fainter than the mag 6 binary shown on the Sky Atlas Chart 25, which takes higher
magnification to resolve well].
|NGC2640||08:37.4||-55 07||Galaxy||11.1||2.2' x 1.9'||48MLY||April 24 2001||Cataract
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||32mmSWA/9.7mmSP||Visible as a small haze and easy to find. Higher magnification shows no extra detail.
|NGC2640||08:37.4||-55 07||Galaxy||11.1||2.2' x 1.9'||48MLY||Feb 9 2002||Jamberoo Lookout
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||6.3mmPlossl||An easily visible, irregular, small mass of light.
|NGC2640||08:37.4||-55 07||Galaxy||11.1||2.2' x 1.9'||48MLY||Mar 7 2003||Jerrara Dam
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||32mmSWA/13.8mmSWA+2XBarlow/9.7mmSP||Irregularly-shaped mass. Sits E of 3 faint stars in a line, with abrighter star a little further on.
|NGC2640||08:37.4||-55 07||Galaxy||11.1||2.2' x 1.9'||48MLY||May 31 2003||Jerrara Dam
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||13.8mmSWA||Irregular, slightly elongated E-W, with a brighter area at the E end.
|NGC2808||09:12.0||-64 52||Globular Cluster||6.3||14'||30KLY||February 5 1997||Farmborough Heights
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||12.5mmOr||A bright and very 'showy' cluster but small and not resolved.
|NGC2867/PK278-15.1||09:21.4||-58 19||Planetary Nebula||9.7||11"||5.5KLY||January 7 2000||Wiruna
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||9.7mmSP||UHC||Round and bright; starlike at low power but disc became larger with magnification, confirming it as a PN.
No ring structure, just a [lanet-like disc.
|NGC2867/PK278-15.1||09:21.4||-58 19||Planetary Nebula||9.7||11"||5.5KLY||April 29 2000||Cataract
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||9.7mmSP||Large, spherical. No structure visisble.
|NGC2867/PK278-15.1||09:21.4||-58 19||Planetary Nebula||9.7||11"||5.5KLY||April 24 2001||Cataract
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||32mmSWA/9.7mmSP||UHC||Blinks on and off at low power. At higher power with filter a large, white disk.
|NGC3114||10:02.7||-60 07||Open Cluster||4.2||35'||2.9KLY||June 27 1998||Mt Keira
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mm Plossl||Very large cluster with a multitude of stars. Noticed a tight knot of stars forming an equilateral triangle. Good wide-field cluster. It can be seen naked-eye.
|NGC3199||10:17.1||-57 55||Emission Nebula||22.0'x22.0'||April 17 1999||Cataract
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mm Plossl||UHC||Couldn't see it without the UHC filter. Large, crescent-shaped.
|NGC3211; PK286-04.1||10:17.8||-62 40||Planetary Nebula||10.7||12"||30 Apr 2005||Cordeaux
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||32mmSWA to 6mmWA||Lumicon UHC||Very similar to IC2501 in Carina. Easy to star-hop to right spot where there is a possibly not quite star-like object.
|NGC3293||10:35.8||-58 14||Open Cluster||4.7||6.0'||8.5KLY||June 27 1998||Mt Keira
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mm Plossl||A compact cluster: 3 stars in a line, one of them distinctly orange, the others bluish, and the middle one a wide double Very pretty, S-shaped cluster with the aforementioned trio of stars coming down the slope of the 'S'.
|NGC3324||10:37.3||-58 38||Open Cluster||6.7||6.0||10.8KLY||June 27 1998||Mt Keira
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mm Plossl||In the same field as NGC3293. Shaped like the number '6' with the curve pointing toward NGC3293, and about the same size as that nearby cluster.
|NGC3324||"||"||Nebulosity with cluster||16' x 14'||"||May 3 2003||Jerrara Dam
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mm Plossl||Lumicon UHC||Large, round. Field star on one edge.
|NGC3324||"||"||Nebulosity with cluster||16' x 14'||"||July 2 2019||Culburra
||400mm f4.5 Dobsonian||26mmQX||Lumicon UHC||Poor cluster. Nebulosity becomes apparent with the UHC.
|NGC 3372 Eta Carinae Nebula||10:43.8||-59 52||Emission Nebula||120' x 120'||6KLY||June 27 1998||Mt Keira
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mm Plossl||I noted on the night only that it was 'superb'.
|NGC 3372 Eta Carinae Region||10:43.8||-59 52||Emission Nebula||120' x 120'||6KLY||Jan 5 2003||Wiruna
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||32mmSWA; 13.8mmSWA||UHC||Fantastic with the 32mm. With the 13.8mm and the UHC filter the nebulosity is absoluely
superb. Especially remarkable is the Eta Carina 'eye' embedded in the 'head' and fish-shaped nebula stretching beyond it. Dark lanes near the star itself are
|NGC 3372 Eta Carinae Region||10:43.8||-59 52||Emission Nebula||120' x 120'||6KLY||June 14 2018 ||Culburra
||400mm f4.5 Dobsonian||30mmUWA; 8-42mmZoom||UHC||The 30mm eyepiece gives 60x and a field of 1.3 degrees. Even then the nebula complex
over-fills the field. Yellow eta-Carina sits in the brightest tear-drop shaped part of the complex with fainter swathes of nebula fanning away from it. Also large
dark areas. With the UHC the nebula becomes amazingly bright while eta-Carina turns red and point-like. Using the 24-8mm zoom eyepiece [no filter] the lobes of
eta-Carina become more visible as magnification increases.
|NGC3532 ||11:06.4||-58 40||Open Cluster||3.0||55'||1.3KLY||June 27 1998||Mt Keira||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||26mm Plossl||Very large very rich cluster. Double-headed curved dark arrow visible: one of two red field stars about half way along it. Easily visible naked-eye.
|NGC 3576||11:11.5||-61 22||Emission Nebula||3'x3'||April 14 2007||Belanglo
||200mm f5.6 Dobsonian||13.8mmSWA||UHC||This is part of a nebula complex and is the largest so was able to pick it. Beautiful field of bright nebula
but hard to distinguish each separate object.
|NGC 3603||11:15.4||-61 15||Emission Nebula||9.1||12'||April 14 2007||Belanglo
||200mm f5.6 Dobsonian||13.8mmSWA||UHC||Very large nebula in the same field as the complex around NGC3576.
|Ruprecht 88||10:18.9||-63 08||Open Cluster||Apr 30 2005||Cordeaux
||250mm f5.6 Dobsonian||20mmWA||Shown in the Herald-Bobroff Astroatals map C-85 near NGC 3211 in Carina. Fairly rich, compact cluster about 10' in diameter.