Archive | Visual Observation

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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