Earth, Sky & Sea Constellations

Orion

The Hunter

Deep Sky Objects

Name/DesignationRight AscensionDeclinationTypeMagnitudeSizeDistanceDate LocationInstrumentEyepieceFilterNotes
IC43405:41.0-02 24Emission Nebula60.0'x10.0'1.6KLYJune 15 1999 Wiruna250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mm PlosslFaint. Distinguishable from dark background. [Could not see the Horsehead B33].
IC43505:43.0-02 19Reflection Nebula5.0'x3.0'June 15 1999 Wiruna250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mm PlosslUHCNebulosity around a star. Needed UHC to see it.
NGC166204:48.4+10 56Open Cluster6.412'Nov 10 2001Kangaloon 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAA very sparse open cluster; also visible in binoculars. [Also noted Oct 13 2006: the stars of the cluster lie in 3 'prongs']
NGC178805:6.9-03 21Reflection Nebula8.0' x 5.0'Jan 4 2003Wiruna 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWABright; 2 stars embedded, one about 2X as bright as the other. Roundish in shape. [Also observed Jan 15 1999]
NGC197305:35.1-04 44Emission/Reflection Nebula5.0' x 5.0'1.5KLYFebruary 13 1999Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlUHCNebulosity part of the NGC1973/NGC1975/NGC1977 complex, enhanced by the UHC filter.
NGC197505:35.4-04 41Emission/Reflection Nebula10.0' x 5.0'1.5KLYFebruary 13 1999Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlUHCNebulosity part of the NGC1973/NGC1975/NGC1977 complex, enhanced by the UHC filter.
NGC1976; M42; Great Orion Nebula05:35.4-05 27Emission/Reflection Nebula4.066.0' x 60.0'1.5KLYJanuary 10 1999Mt Keira 16" f4.5 Dobsonian25mmPlUHC[Observed through a friend's telescope] A ghostly spectre. The UHC really 'fiils it in' at this aperture. M43 /NGC1982 stands out easily, too; apparantly about to be 'swallowed' by the hole in the 'monster'.
NGC197705:35.5-04 52Emission/Reflection Nebula20.0' x 10.0'February 13 1999Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlUHCNebulosity part of the NGC1973/NGC1975/NGC1977 complex, enhanced by the UHC filter.
NGC198005:35.4-05 54Emission Nebula14.0 x 14.0February 13 1999Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlUHCNebulosity containing Iota-Orionis, which has a clearly visisble much fainter companion.
NGC198105:35.2-04 26Open Cluster4.625.01.3KLYFebruary 13 1999Mt Keira 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlUHCVery open and loose standing out due to its lack of nebulosity in a region with a nebula complex.
NGC1982; M4305:35.6-05 16Emission/Reflection Nebula9.020.0' x 15.0'1.5KLYJanuary 10 1999Mt Keira 16" f4.5 Dobsonian25mmPlUHC[Observed through a friend's telescope] See notes for NGC1976.
NGC202205:42.1+09 05Planetary Nebula11.6>18"January 25 1998 Mt Keira250mm f5.6 Dobsonian6.3mm PlosslHard to pick in a starry field. Greyish, spherical non-stellar 'dot'. No central star seen.
NGC202305:41.6-02 14Emission/Reflection Nebula10.0'x10.0'June 15 1999 Wiruna250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mm PlosslNebulosity around a star.
NGC202405:40.7-02 27Emission Nebula30.0'x30.0'1.5KLYJune 15 1999 Wiruna250mm f5.6 Dobsonian25mm Plossl[Observing with a friend and his telescope] A large fan-shaped mass.
NGC202405:40.7-02 27Emission Nebula30.0'x30.0'1.5KLYJanuary 10 1999 Mt Keira16" f4.5 Dobsonian26mm PlosslEasily visible. Large and U-shaped.
NGC2068; M7805:46.7+00 03Reflection Nebula8.38.0' x 6.0'1.6KLYMar 7 2003Jerrara Dam 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWA + 2X BarlowUHCLike headlights in fog. The effect is better without the UHC filter
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