Archive | Visual Observation

NGC 4394 – May 25, 2017

Object: NGC 4394 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 medium sized, pretty faint smear. Visible with direct vision, with a bright condensed star-like core. It’s pretty much round and shows […]

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M 95 – May 25, 2017

Object: M 95 Location: Texas Star Party Seeing and Transparency: The seeing is ok, the transparency is very bad. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. It’s a fairly large, pretty faint haze, with a highly condensed and pretty bright core. The haze appears perhaps slightly elongated from about […]

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M 109 – May 22, 2017

Object: M 109 Location: Texas Star Party Seeing and Transparency: Seeing is bad, transparency is ok and declining. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. It’s pretty bright, got a condensed stellar core, with a faint star embedded in the halo that is just slightly dimmer than the core. […]

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M 61 – May 22, 2017

Object: M 61 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 Tele Vue Ethos 13mm X2.0, 231x. It is medium sized with a condensed starlike core that’s fairly bright, surrounded by a haze that is itself […]

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Whirlpool Galaxy – May 21, 2017

Object: Whirlpool Galaxy Location: Texas Star Party Seeing and Transparency: Seeing is bad, transparency is ok, with clouds starting to come over. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x and Orion Edge-On 9mm X2.0, 333x. It’s very pretty. There is a bright star, perhaps comprable in surface brightness to […]

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The Antennae – May 21, 2017

Object: The Antennae Location: Texas Star Party Seeing and Transparency: Seeing is bad, transparency is good and declining. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x and Orion Edge-On 9mm, 167x.They’re small, moderately faint, and appear as one galaxy. They do exhibit a slight spiral, beginning in the lower left, […]

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NGC 4039 – May 21, 2017

Object: NGC 4039 Location: Texas Star Party Seeing and Transparency: Seeing is bad, transparency is good and declining. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x and Orion Edge-On 9mm X2.0, 333x.They’re small, moderately faint, and appear as one galaxy. They do exhibit a slight spiral, beginning in the lower […]

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NGC 3344 – May 21, 2017

Object: NGC 3344 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. It’s a mostly smooth featureless haze, faint, just barely visible with direct vision though. It doesn’t get much brighter with averted vision. It’s got two bright […]

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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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