Rosette – 2017 March 21 22:30

Object: Rosette Location: Columbus Dark Site Seeing and Transparency: Seeing was great, Transparency was good and beginning to decline. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. Quite faint. Western part of nebula was visible, and NGC 2244 was bright and scattered.

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Flame Nebula – 2017 March 21 21:00

Object: Flame Nebula Location: Columbus Dark Site Seeing and Transparency: Seeing was great, transparency was still great. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: After the Orion Nebula, I decided on a whim to see if I could see the Flame Nebula, because supposedly it’s pretty bright, but I had never been able to see it […]

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Great Orion Nebula – 2017 March 21 20:45

Object: Great Orion Nebula Location: Columbus Dark Site Seeing and Transparency: Seeing was great, transparency also great! Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Eyepiece used: Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x First light for the Z12! Spectacular details on the inner wall of the nebula by the Trapezium visible, and I was able to see the […]

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ACO 1060 – 2017 March 21 21:30

Object: ACO 1060 Location: Columbus Dark Site Seeing and Transparency: Seeing was great, Transparency started off good but degraded throught the night. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: I visited this cluster several times throughout the night, and it was thrilling! The first galaxy cluster I have ever found and observed myself, and it fit […]

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NGC 2903 – 2017 March 21 22:45

Object: NGC 2903 Location: Columbus Dark Site Seeing and Transparency: Seeing was great, Transparency was ok and declining. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. Bright, but rather featureless. I don’t know what I expected, but I was hoping it would look a little cooler (having developed an interest […]

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NGC 5195 – 2017 March 21 23:30

Object: NGC 5195 Location: Columbus Dark Site Seeing and Transparency: Seeing was great, Transparency was bad. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed the Whirlpool and it’s companion with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. Placed inside light dome of Columbus, and nearby natural gas plant was flaring, making the entire light dome flicker. Flickering was […]

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Whirlpool Galaxy – 2017 March 21 23:30

Object: Whirlpool Galaxy Local Time: 2017 March 21 23:30 Location: Columbus Dark Site Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Object Class: Galaxy Right Ascension: 13h30m36.5s Declination: +47°06’17” Constellation: CVn Magnitude: 8.7 Altitude: 47° Seeing and Transparency: Seeing was great, Transparency was bad. Log: Observed the Whirlpool and it’s companion with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. Placed […]

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NGC 3628 – 2017 March 21 23:00

Object: NGC 3628 Local Time: 2017 March 21 23:00 Location: Columbus Dark Site Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Object Class: Galaxy Right Ascension: 11h21m11.4s Declination: +13°29’43” Constellation: Leo Magnitude: 10 Altitude: 61° Seeing and Transparency: Seeing was great, Transparency was ok and declining. Log: Observed Leo Triplet with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. Fairly bright, […]

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M 66 – 2017 March 21 23:00

Object: M 66 Location: Columbus Dark Site Seeing and Transparency: Seeing was great, Transparency was ok and declining. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed Leo Triplet with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. Fairly bright, although I looked for the dust lane in NGC 3628 (after having seen it in Mark’s 25), I was unable […]

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M 65 – 2017 March 21 23:00

Object: M 65 Location: Columbus Dark Site Seeing and Transparency: Seeing was great, Transparency was ok and declining. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed Leo Triplet with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. Fairly bright, although I looked for the dust lane in NGC 3628 (after having seen it in Mark’s 25″), I was unable […]

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