Archive | Visual Observation

M 59 – May 26, 2017

Object: M 59 Location: Texas Star Party Seeing and Transparency: The seeing is okay. The transparency is good. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. It’s a pretty bright, medium-small galaxy, mostly round, but showing a slight elongation from about 2 o’clock to 8 o’clock in the eyepiece field […]

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M 89 – May 26, 2017

Object: M 89 Location: Texas Star Party Seeing and Transparency: The seeing is okay. The transparency is good. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. It’s a medium sized, quite bright galaxy with a highly condensed, nearly starlike core. It’s pretty much round, with possibly a slight flattening on […]

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M 101 – May 26, 2017

Object: M 101 Location: Texas Star Party Seeing and Transparency: The seeing is okay. The transparency is very bad. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. It’s quite faint and diffuse. Very large. It’s got a fairly condensed core that’s medium brightness, and an extended faint haze. Visible are […]

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Whale Galaxy – May 26, 2017

Object: Whale Galaxy Location: Texas Star Party Seeing and Transparency: Seeing is ok, transparency is very bad. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed the Whale Galaxy and NGC 4672 with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. The whale is a quite bright, diffused galaxy with no noticeable core. Very elongated and thin. Oriented from about […]

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NGC 5371 – May 26, 2017

Object: NGC 5371 Location: Texas Star Party Seeing and Transparency: The seeing is okay. The transparency is very bad. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. It’s a moderately faint haze, slightly elongated from about 11 o’clock to 5 o’clock, with a well condensed, faint core. It appears slightly […]

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M 90 – May 26, 2017

Object: M 90 Location: Texas Star Party Seeing and Transparency: Seeing is ok, transparency is very bad. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. It’s a pretty bright, elongated galaxy with a very bright, dense, starlike core. It’s elongated from about 2 o’clock to 8 o’clock in the eyepiece […]

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M 49 – May 25, 2017

Object: M 49 Location: Texas Star Party Seeing and Transparency: The seeing is okay. The transparency is bad. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. It’s a pretty bright, medium-sized haze, with a medium condensed core that is quite bright. There’s a star embedded within the halo at about […]

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M 87 – May 25, 2017

Object: M 87 Location: Texas Star Party Seeing and Transparency: The seeing is okay, the transparency is very bad. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. It’s a large, bright haze with a fairly well condensed bright core. It appears pretty much round, though the fainter part seems slightly […]

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