Earth, Sky & Sea Constellations


The Sea Serpent

Deep Sky Objects

Name/DesignationRight AscensionDeclinationTypeMagnitudeSizeDistanceDate LocationInstrumentEyepieceFilterNotes
ESO378-1; Southern Owl Nebula11:26.7-34 22Planetary Nebula17.43.5KLYJanuary 15 1999Wiruna 25 inch Obsession22mmPanopticObserved this through a very large telescope belonging to a member of the Astronomical Society of NSW.
NGC2548; M4808 13.8-05 48Open cluster5.854'1.5KLYApril 05 1997Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslLarge and sparse cluster.
NGC271308 57.3+02 55Galaxy11.73.9'x1.7'160MLYMarch 29 2008Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9mmNaglerBright, large and elongated with a definite bright core. In the same field as NGC2716.
NGC271608 58.1+03 03Galaxy12.41.8'March 29 2008Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9mmNaglerQuite bright and quite large. Round and brighter toward centre. Forms a squarish shape with three field stars. In the same field as NGC2713, which is brighter and larger.
NGC276309 06.8-15 30Galaxy12.12.3'x2.1'71MLYMarch 29 2008Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9mmNaglerFairly bright, large and oval with uniform brightness.
NGC278109 11.5-14 49Galaxy11.53.9'x1.9'77MLYMarch 29 2008Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9mmNaglerVery elongated, large and bright with a very bright core.
NGC310910:03.1-26 09Galaxy9.814.5' x 3.5'6MLYApr 09 2005Cordeaux 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian6mmWACould pick an unstar-like mass but could'nt make out enough detail to comment further.
NGC3242;PK261+32.1;Ghost of Jupiter10:24.8-18 38Planetary Nebula7.716"2.6KLYFebruary 21 1998 Mt Keira250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlossl/6.3mmPlosslUHCAt low power, very disk-like. This is enhanced with the UHC. High power shows hint of a halo. Central star not visible.
NGC4105/612:06.7-29 46Galaxies interacting10.42.4' x 1.9'72MLY/84MLYMay 19 2007Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWARemarkable site. Very bright nucleii lying side by side e-W, like two headlights shining through fog.
NGC4590;M6812:39.5-26 45Globular Cluster8.212'36KLYApril 18 1998Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslMedium sized. Bright and well resolved.
NGC5236; M8313:37.0-29 52Galaxy9.27.1' x 5.2'8.5MLYMay 27 2006Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAVery bright and a great sight. Bright point nucleus and just starting to see the spiral structure.
NGC569414:39.6-26 32Globular Cluster10.23.6'105KLYJuly 17 1999Farmborough Heights 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9.7mmSPLarge central concentration of stars. Much more 'wispy' surrounds. Unresolved.
Earth, Sky & Sea Constellations