Earth, Sky & Sea Constellations


The Reticle

Deep Sky Objects

Name/DesignationRight AscensionDeclinationTypeMagnitudeSizeDistanceDate LocationInstrumentEyepieceFilterNotes
IC205604:16.5-60 13Galaxy12.0p1.9' x 1.7'38MLYJanuary 11 2007Belanglo 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian20mmSWABright and round. Higher power showed no detail.
NGC131303:18.3-66 30Galaxy8.98.5' x 6.6'10MLYDecember 11 1999Cataract 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9.7mmSPFootball-shaped, with a field star at either 'point'. [Couldn't see NGC1313A] [Also on January 18 2007 from Lostock: Large, bright and oval. Sits between 2 field stars lying N & S. Obviously brighter toward centre].
NGC154304:12.8-57 44Galaxy10.63.9' x 2.1'51MLYFeb 05 2005Cordeaux 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWA + 2X BarlowProbably face-on spiral. Bright centre and faint, round halo.
NGC155904:17.6-62 47Galaxy10.53.3' x 2.1'45MLYJanuary 20 1998Farmborough Heights 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslQuite large and bright. Oriented N-S. Prominent star in the same line of sight.
NGC157404:22.0-56 58Galaxy10.52.0' x 1.9'29MLYFeb 05 2005Cordeaux 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9.7mm Super PlosslHard to find at low power and needed high magnification to see it. Round with a bright centre. Field star right next to it. [There is an equal brightness pair binary between alpha- and epsilon Doradus. This is the 'hopping' star to 1574].
Earth, Sky & Sea Constellations