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Deep Sky Objects

Name/DesignationRight AscensionDeclinationTypeMagnitudeSizeDistanceDate LocationInstrumentEyepieceFilterNotes
IC263111:09.8-76 37Reflection Nebula8'x7'500LYApril 10 2021Culburra 400mm f4.5 Dobsonian8-24mm Baader zoomUHC/OIIIReally difficult, and not sure that I actually saw it. Very small area of possible nebulosity that even the filters couldn't convince me of.
NGC291509:26.2-76 38Galaxy12.71.9'x1.0'12.3MLYMay 7 2019Culburra 400mm f4.5 Dobsonian26mmDXVery faint. Could just see it.
NGC314910:38.8-80 25Galaxy12.62.0'x1.9'93MLYApril 10 2021Culburra 400mm f4.5 Dobsonian8-24mm Baader zoomCan see the galaxy which becomes quite prominent with extended viewing and reveals a round shape with increasing magnification.
NGC3195; PK296-20.1510:09.5-80 52Planetary Nebula11.638"6.5KLYMay 7 2019Culburra 400mm f4.5 Dobsonian9mmNaglerUHCSolid, slightly oval disc visible both with and without the UHC filter. [Same location and instrument with Baader 8-24mm zoom eyepiece, April 10 2021: A non-stellar diffuse blob at low power and takes magnification well so quite large at 8mm. Stands out even more with nebula filters. Round and solid.]
NGC362011:16.1-76 13Galaxy13.32.8'x1.1'53.5MLYApril 10 2021Culburra 400mm f4.5 Dobsonian8-24mm Baader zoomIn afield with several bright stars, caught glimpses of a small, thin, non-stellar object.