Earth, Sky & Sea Constellations


The Fly

Deep Sky Objects

Name/DesignationRight AscensionDeclinationTypeMagnitudeSizeDistanceDate LocationInstrumentEyepieceFilterNotes
IC296611:50.2-64 52Reflection Nebula3'x2'April 10 2019Culburra 400mm f4.5 Dobsonian13.8mm SWAUHCResembles car headlights in a light fog.
IC298011:57.5-73 41Galaxy1.2'x1.0'April 10 2019Culburra 400mm f4.5 Dobsonian9mm NaglerThought I could just see a very faint glow. Using Volume 3 of The Night Sky Observer's Guide, ( Cooper et al), what I was seeing fitted the book's description.
IC4191; PK304-04.113:08.8-67 39Planetary Nebula10.65"7.5KLYApril 14 2007Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWAlUHCStellar but easy to pick as it doesn't dim with the UHC filter
NGC437212:25.8-72 40Globular Cluster7.818.6'16KLYApril 5 1997Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian6.3mmPlosslTenuous and surprisingly hard to see well. A bright field star helps drown it out.
NGC483312:59.6-70 53Globular Cluster7.413.5'18KLYApril 5 1997Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian6.3mmPlosslSmall and bright.
NGC483312:59.6-70 53Globular Cluster7.413.5'18KLYApril 10 2021Culburra 400mm f4.5 Dobsonian8-24mm Baader zoomElliptical N-S with a bright star on the following edge. Fairly uniform in brightness. Higher magnification resolves some individual stars.
NGC5189; PK307-03.113:33.5-65 59Planetary Nebula9.9185" x 130"2.6KLYJune 27 1998Mt Keira 300mm f6 Dobsonian26mm PlosslOIII; UHCDistinct and mis-shapen planetary. Reminiscent of the telescope view of the Crab Nebula. Star at one edge; not sure if this is the illuminating star. Has a bright 'bar' surrounded by wispy nebulosity. Distinct without the filters: both enhance it slightly. [Also observed April 17, 1999]
NGC5189 PK307-03.113:33.5-65 59Planetary Nebula9.9185" x 130"2.6KLYJanuary 7 2000Wiruna 300mm f6 Dobsonian26mm PlosslVery large, bright, obvious and oblong-shaped. Very nice! Bright star toward one end of the oblong.
NGC5189 PK307-03.113:33.5-65 59Planetary Nebula9.9185" x 130"2.6KLYJune 14 2018Culburra 400mm 4.5 Dobsonian26mmDX; 13.8mmSWAUHC; OIIIAt low power, stands out prominently in a rich field; more prominent with the UHC. At higher power, with no filter, oblong-shaped roughly E-W with a star on the W edge. With the UHC the star disappears and the nebula is more prominent. Best view with the OIII, which shows possibly two-lobes to the nebula.
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