Archive | Visual Observation

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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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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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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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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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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Intergalactic Wanderer – 2017 March 21 23:50

Object: Intergalactic Wanderer Location: Columbus Dark Site Seeing and Transparency: Seeing was great, Transparency was bad. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. I took a look at it just before having to pack up in order to leave. Larger than I had expected, given great distance. I showed […]

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AGC 1B – 2017 March 21 21:30

Object: AGC 1B Location: Columbus Dark Site Seeing and Transparency: Seeing was great, transparency was good. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Orion Edge-On 9mm, 167x, I THINK. I can’t remember for sure. I know, I know, this is important. But hey, I saw The Pup in my own scope!! Visible just below […]

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NGC 2916 – 2017 March 21 22:45

Object: NGC 2916 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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Spindle Galaxy – 2017 March 21 21:15

Object: Spindle Galaxy Location: Columbus Dark Site Seeing and Transparency: Seeing was great, Transparency was great. Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, at 115x, and Orion Edge-On 9mm, at 167x. Higher power did not help at all. Fairly bright, not exactly spindle-y; though a thin inner section was slightly […]

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