Earth, Sky & Sea Constellations


The Compass

Deep Sky Objects

Name/DesignationRight AscensionDeclinationTypeMagnitudeSizeDistanceDate LocationInstrumentEyepieceFilterNotes
NGC531513:53.9-66 31Planetary Nebula9.85"9KLYJune 14 2018Culburra 400mm f4.5 Dobsonian26mmDX; 13.8mmSWA; 9mmNaglerUHCAt low power hard to pick without the UHC. With the filter there are two bright stars in the field and one of them dulls considerably with the UHC. Higher magnification make the nebula more disc-like but no detail. Round.
NGC531513:53.9-66 31Planetary Nebula9.85"9KLYMay 7 2019Culburra 400mm f4.5 Dobsonian9mmNaglerUHCMaybe it was a case of better conditions, but compared to the June 2018 observation at the same place using the same equipment, this time the object was a solid disc with faint halo.
NGC582315:05.7-55 36Open Cluster7.910.0'2.3KLYMay 6 2000Cataract 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslTwo horseshoe-shaped groups of stars seemingly entwined.
Earth, Sky & Sea Constellations