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NGC 3227 – May 20, 2017

Object: NGC 3227 Location: Texas Star Party Seeing and Transparency: Seeing is bad, transparency is good. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x and Orion Edge-On 9mm, 167x. They’re both fairly bright, with bright starlike cores. 3227 is elongated along the axis of which it would be intersecting 3226, […]

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NGC 2997 – May 20, 2017

Object: NGC 2997 Location: Texas Star Party Seeing and Transparency: Seeing is bad, transparency is good. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x and Orion Edge-On 9mm, 167x. It’s medium bright, medium large, with a condensed core. The core is nearly starlike, it becomes starlike with averted vision, and […]

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NGC 3511 – 2017 March 21 22:00

Object: NGC 3511 Location: Columbus Dark Site Seeing and Transparency: Seeing was great, Transparency was good. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed NGC 3511 and 3513 as pair in Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x, after viewing ACO 1060. Slightly brighter than NGC 3311. Not much remarkable to say about them, at that point I […]

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NGC 3513 – 2017 March 21 22:00

Object: NGC 3513 Location: Columbus Dark Site Seeing and Transparency: Seeing was great, Transparency was good. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed NGC 3511 and 3513 as pair in Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x, after viewing ACO 1060. Slightly brighter than NGC 3311. Not much remarkable to say about them, at that point I […]

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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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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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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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