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Name/DesignationRight AscensionDeclinationTypeMagnitudeSizeDistanceDate LocationInstrumentEyepieceFilterNotes
NGC153304:09.9-56 07Galaxy10.92.9' x 2.5'24MLYFeb 05 2005Cordeaux 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWAFace-on spiral. Very bright in centre. Can almost make out spiral arm structure.
NGC154604:14.6-56 04Galaxy11.63.2' x 1.5'41MLYDecember 12 1998Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlMuch fainter and in the same field as NGC1549 and NGC1553. Just outside a triangle of equi-bright stars.
NGC154904:15.7-55 36Galaxy9.93.7' x 3.2'41MLYDecember 12 1998Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPl[Observed with NGC1553] Both on the same line either side of a field star, with NGC1549 closer to that star. NGC1549 is smaller and fainter and appears round. NGC1553 appears spiral.
NGC155304:16.2-55 47Galaxy9.54.1' x 2.8'46MLYDecember 12 1998Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPl[Observed with NGC1549] Both on the same line either side of a field star, with NGC1549 closer to that star. NGC1549 is smaller and fainter and appears round. NGC1553 appears spiral.
NGC156604:20.0-54 56Galaxy9.47.6' x 6.2'51MLYJanuary 7 2000Wiruna 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslVery large with a bright, pinpoint centre. [Also observed Dec 12 1998]
NGC156604:20.0-54 56Galaxy9.47.6' x 6.2'51MLYFeb 17 2001Cataract 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslLarge, bright and round. Small, bright nucleus.
NGC156604:20.0-54 56Galaxy9.47.6' x 6.2'51MLYFeb 20 2004Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9.7mmSPVery large, bright and round with a small very bright nucleus.
NGC158104:24.7-54 56Galaxy12.91.8' x 0.7'Feb 20 2004Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWA + 2X BarlowSPJust W of NGC1596 is a cluster of faint stars. Just on the other side of this is a faint, non-stellar glow that with high power didn't look stellar. A case of just seeing it. [Also observed Dec 12 1998]
NGC159604:27.6-54 56Galaxy11.03.7' x 1.2'52MLYFeb 20 2004Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWA + 2X BarlowEasy to see, Round.
NGC161704:01.7-54 36Galaxy10.44.7' x 2.4'34MLYFeb 20 2004Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWA + 2X BarlowVery bright, especially the nucleus. Oriented approximately N-S. Sitting below the base of a an equilateral traiangle-shaped trio of stars pointing W. [Also observed December 12 1998]
NGC167204:45.7-59 15Galaxy9.84.8' x 3.9'47MLYJanuary 7 2000Wiruna 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslLarge and bright. Easily found.
NGC178604:59-67 45Globular Cluster10.1159KLYFeb 05 2005Cordeaux 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWA + 2X BarlowLarge, round, unresolved.
NGC179605:02.7-61 08Galaxy12.32.0'x1.1'34MLYJanuary 11 2007Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWAFairly bright. Slightly elongated.
NGC180605:02-67 59Globular Cluster160KLYMarch 8 2008Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9mmNaglerSeen at low power but large and bright at high power. Field star nearby N.
NGC183505:05.1-69 24Globular Cluster9.81.2'Feb 05 2005Cordeaux 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWA + 2X BarlowLarge; very large central region. Starting to resolve around the edges. Not completely resolved. Slightly misshapen.
NGC184405:07-69 19Open Cluster12.1March 8 2008Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWASee NGC 1846.
NGC184605:07-69 27Globular Cluster11.3160KLYMarch 8 2008Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWAIn same field as NGC 1844. Quite bright. NGC1846 twice as large as NGC 1844.
NGC191005:18.1-69 17Open Cluster embedded in an Emission Nebula11.20.9'January 11 2007Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWAUHCThe description in my notes as large, round and bright I think refers to the surrounding nebulosity that is much larger than the cluster. I also noted that nearby is a globular cluster type object. It's probably one of the many nebulous knots in the region.
NGC193605:22.1-67 59Emission Nebula and Open Cluster20'x15'January 11 2007Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWAUHCFantastic object. 3-pronged nebulosity speckled with stars. The filter actually detracts from the view as it dims the stars. A detached area of nebula to the E, probably a separate object; possibly NGC1937
NGC194705:26.8-63 46Galaxy10.83.0'x2.6'28MLYFeb 20 1999Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlEasy to pick. Round and bright.
NGC197805:28.6-66 14Globular Cluster9.92.7'In LMCFeb 05 2005Cordeaux 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWA + 2X BarlowBright, round, unresolved. [Lots of nebulous regions in the surrounding field].
NGC2070; Tarantula Nebula; 30 Doradus05:38.6-69 05Emission/Reflection Nebula40.0'x25.0'150KLYJanuary 10 1999Mt Keira 16" f4.5 Dobsonian25mmPlUHC[Observing with a friend and his telescope] Fantastic! Like looking into the centre of an explosion.
NGC2070; Tarantula Nebula; 30 Doradus05:38.6-69 05Emission/Reflection Nebula40.0'x25.0'150KLYJune 14 2018Culburra 400mm" f4.5 Dobsonian26mmDX; 13.8mmSWAUHCBright C-sahped region surrounded by very large regions of fainter nebulous material.In the same field are two bright smaller nebulae, probbaly NGC1966 and NGC1929; with larger and fainter NGC1901 between them. [See Herald-Bobroff Atlas C89]. Using high power with no filter, NGC1929 appears to be embedded with stars.
NGC218706:03-69 34Galaxy12.3April 21 2012Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9mmNaglerElongated E-W.
NGC221006:11.5-69 07Globular Cluster10.21.7'Feb 20 2004Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWASmall, fairly bright, unresolved.