Earth, Sky & Sea Constellations

Sagittarius

The Archer

Deep Sky Objects

Name/DesignationRight AscensionDeclinationTypeMagnitudeSizeDistanceDate LocationInstrumentEyepieceFilterNotes
Collinder 39418:52-20 59Open Cluster6.3September 22 2006 Jerrara Dam250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAVery large and loose cluster with two 'section'; two areas of conglomeration of stars.
IC4725; M2518:31.6-19 15Open Cluster4.632'1.9KLYSeptember 27 1997 Mt Keira250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslVery large and very bright but sparse.
IC4725; M2518:31.6-19 15Open Cluster4.632'1.9KLYJuly 20 2020 Culburra400mm f4.56 Dobsonian30mmUWALarge but still fairly conspicuous though loose. Stars of the same brightness spread over the large field.
NGC644017:48.9-20 22Globular Cluster9.75.4'12KLYJune 3 2000 Cataract250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9.7mmSP+2XBarlowDistinct, small, round. Possibly some resolution at higher magnification.
NGC6445;PK008+03.1;Little Gem Nebula17:49.2-20 01Planetary Nebula11.2>34"12KLYJune 3 2000 Cataract250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslUHCIn the same wide field as NGC6440. Not very much like a usual PN. Rather misshapen. Thought at first it was another GC..
NGC6494; M2317:56.8-19 01Open Cluster5.527'2.2KLYJune 28 1998 Farmborough Heights250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mm PlosslCluster of curves like a diagram of waves parallel to a beach. Large and loose.
NGC6507; Cr35817:59-17 27Open Cluster9.64.0KLYAug 18 2006 Jerrara Dam250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWAUnimpressive loose cluster of about 10 stars.
NGC652218:03.6-30 02Globular Cluster8.65.6'21KLYJuly 31 1998 Farmborough Heights250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mm PlosslObserved with NGC6528. Both clearly visible in almost same field as Gamma-Sag. 4 stars of about mag 9 form a triangle between them. Higher power doesn't resolve stars within them. Most interesting when both in same field at low power.
NGC6523; M8; Lagoon Nebula18:03.8-24 23Emission Nebula5.890'x40'4.9LYJune 14 2018 Culburra400mm f4.5 Dobsonian26mmDXUHCLarge bright nebula divided by a dark lane and open cluster NGC6530 to the west. Addition of the UHC greatly increases the extent of the nebula so that the open clustere is clearly embedded in it.
NGC652618:02.6-23 35Emission Nebula40'August 26 2000 Cataract250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslUHCLying between the Trifid and Lagoon nebulae, nebulosity forming an equilateral triangle with the two brighter nebulae, lying east of them. UHC filter makes the nebula more distinct.
NGC652818:04.8-30 03Globular Cluster9.53.7'24KLYJuly 31 1998 Farmborough Heights250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslObserved with NGC6528. Both clearly visible in almost same field as Gamma-Sag. 4 stars of about mag 9 form a triangle between them. Higher power doesn't resolve stars within them. Most interesting when both in same field at low power.
NGC653018:04.8-24 20Open Cluster4.615'5.2KLYJune 14 2018 Culburra400mm f4.5 Dobsonian26mmDXUHCLarge fairly rich cluster assocaited with NGC6523.
NGC6531; M2118:04.6-22 30Open Cluster5.913'4.3LYSeptember 27 1997 Mt Keira250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslVery open and sparse, but containing bright stars.
NGC654418:07.3-25 00Globular Cluster8.38.9'15KLYAugust 26 2000 Cataract250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9.7mmSPQuite bright, elonagated and unresolved.
NGC655318:09.3-25 54Globular Cluster8.38.1'19KLYAugust 26 2000 Cataract250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlossl+2XBarlowBoth this and NGC6544 from a line with M8 (Lagoon Nebula). This cluster is the rounder of the two.
NGC656918:13.6-31 50Globular Cluster8.75.8'25KLYSeptember 8 200Farmborough Heights 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWA/9.7mmSPEasy to pick in a very starry field. Higher magnification shows a large central concentration with a faint halo surrounding.
NGC658318:15.8-22 08Open Cluster10.02.8'Aug 18 2006 Jerrara Dam250mm f5.6 Dobsonian13.8mmSWAInitial impression at lower power was of an unresolved globular cluster and the higher power eyepiece didn't change that impression.
NGC6513; M1818:19.9-17 08Open Cluster6.99'4.9KLYJune 7 1997 Mt Keira250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslRich open cluster.
NGC6511; M16; Eagle or Star Queen Nebula18:18.8-13 47Emission Nebula6.035'x25'5.9KLYJune 7 1997 Mt Keira250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslClearly visisble nebula surrounding an open cluster.
NGC6618; M17; Omega Nebula; Swan Nebula18:20.8-16 11Emission Nebula6.046'x37'5.9KLYJune 14 2018 Culburra400mm f4.5 Dobsonian26mmDXUHCVery bright. Swan shape and beyond prominent without UHC. Nebulosity behind and below the 'swan' more prominent with the UHC. [My first observation was May 31 1997 through a 250mm Dob: Looks just like its name. Very bright. Great at high magnification.]
NGC662418:23.7-30 22Globular Cluster8.35.9'28KLYAug 7 2004 Jerrara Dam250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9.7mmSP + 2X BarlowBeautiful and bright. Set in a wonderful star field. Starting to resolve. Spectacular.
NGC6626; M2818:24.5-24 52Globular Cluster6.911'19KLYSeptember 27 1997 Mt Keira250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlossl/6.3mmPlosslVery bright with the inner half diamter noticeably brighter. Begins to resolve at high power.
NGC6637; M6918:31.4-32 21Globular Cluster7.77.1'23.5KLYSeptember 27 2007 Mt Keira250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslSmall bright mass in the centre of a nice field. Unresolved.
NGC663818:30.9-25 30Globular Cluster9.25.0'26KLYAug 7 1999 Cataract250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9.7mmSPBright - unfortunately caught it jus before it became covered by cloud.
NGC664218:31.9-23 29Globular Cluster8.84.5'20KLYAug 7 1999 Cataract250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9.7mmSPVery bright centre. Surrounding glow takes a bit of viewing, but looks good when it becomes apparent.
NGC665218:35.8-32 59Globular Cluster8.93.5'49KLYAug 7 2004 Jerrara Dam250mm f5.6 Dobsonian6.3mm PlosslVery bright. Elongated E-W. Very brightand small centre. Looks rather like a spiral galaxy.
NGC6656; M2218:36.4-23 54Globular Cluster5.124'7.8KLYSeptember 27 2007 Mt Keira250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslVery bright and well resolved and the stars from arms reminiscent of a spiral; galaxy.
NGC6681; M7018:43.2-32 18Globular Cluster8.17.8'65KLYSeptember 27 2007 Mt Keira250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslCentral bright region almost pin-point star-like. Small with a couple of field stars close together ver nearby. Looks good in a rich field.
NGC6715; M5418:55.1-30 29Globular Cluster7.79.1'49KLYSeptember 27 2007 Mt Keira250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlossl/6.3mmPlosslSmall, bright, fuzzy and unresolved.
NGC672318:59.6-36 38Globular Cluster7.311.0'289KLYSeptember 11 1999 Cataract250mm f5.6 Dobsonian9.7mmSPVery large. Starting to resolve. Fairly even in brightness throughout.
NGC6809; M5519:40.0-30 58Globular Cluster7.019'20KLYSeptember 27 2007 Mt Keira250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlossl/12.5mmOr;6.3mmPlosslVery large, bright and well resolved. A great object to use an eyepiece that causes the cluster to fill the field. The 12.5mm Orthoscopic did this.
NGC6818/PK025-17.119:44.0-14 09Planetary Nebula9.3>17"5KLYJuly 13 2002 Jerrara Dam250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlossl+2XBarlowUHCLarge, bright, solidly white. Possibly an outer faint ring.
NGC6822; Barnard's Galaxy19:44.9-14 48Galaxy8.810.2' x 9.5'2.8MLYJuly 13 2002 Jerrara Dam250mm f5.6 Dobsonian32mmSWALarge, rather dim mass. [Subsequent observation Sept 23 2006: Oval shaped. Just visible against the background sky. A kite-shaped group of field stars looking like a 'mini-Southern Cross' lie to the W.
NGC6864; M7520:06.1-21 55Globular Cluster8.66'78KLYSeptember 27 2007 Mt Keira250mm f5.6 Dobsonian26mmPlosslSmall and bright in a very sparse field.
Palomar 818 41.5-19 50Globular Cluster11.05.2'42KLYJuly 20 2020 Culburra400mm f4.5 Dobsonian9mmNaglerTIUnresolved, ghostly mass in a rich field. Picked up at low power fairly easily and magnifies well but still with no resolution.
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