Herschel Log #89


Using an 18.7 inch telescope, Sir William Herschel observed and cataloged about 2500 deep sky objects in the late 1700's. A group of observers from the Ancient City Astronomy Club in St. Augustine, Florida selected 400 of the objects to form the Herschel 400, an advanced observing program for the Astronomical League. The League awards certification for members who submit qualified observations of the whole list. The program is challenging by design and is meant for seasoned starhoppers. The League recommends beginners first tackle the less daunting Messier Catalog.

Observation log by Brad Snowder, 89th to achieve the Herschel 400 Observing Program certification.
Co-observers
RD=RL.Dietz, JB=Jeff Baldwin, DB=Dan Bakken, MS=Mike Sauser, MB=Mike Benz, JK=Jim Keef, ES=Eric Strang, SA=Stephanie Alex, BW=Bill Wilson, JR=Justin Rhodes, WC=Wayne Cunningham, SK=Steve Kraus, DF=Dale Fiske.
NGC RA Dec Con Object Date Scope Eyepiece Description
40 00:10.2 +72.15 Cep Planetary Nebula 8/21/1988 6" f/8 20mm Erfle Small, round, green, and a real good central star. RD.
129 00:27.0 +59.57 Cas Open Cluster 7/23/1988 C-14 25mm Kellner 20 stars, 1 brighter star, full field, no nebulosity. JB DB RD.
136 00:28.7 +61.15 Cas Open Cluster 7/23/1988 C-14 25mm Kellner 35 loosely clustered stars, roughly triangle shaped, 1/4 field in size, no nebulosity. JB DB RD.
157 00:32.3 -08.40 Cet Spiral Galaxy 7/30/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/8 field, 1:3 elongated, between two stars, dim with no central brightness. RD.
185 00:36.1 +48.04 Cas Elliptical Galaxy 7/30/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Slightly out of round, 1/10 field, no core. Moderately dim. RD.
205 00:37.6 +41.25 And Elliptical Galaxy 9/17/1987 C-14 17mm Plossl An elliptical with a bright center and a bright star in the ellipse. It appeared 1/4 of the field and straight out from the core of M31 but closer than NGC 221. JB MS.
225 00:40.5 +61.31 Cas Open Cluster 7/23/1988 C-14 25mm Kellner Full field view of a 25 star cluster, no nebulosity. JB DB RD.
246 00:44.6 -12.09 Cet Planetary Nebula 7/30/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Very small, round, green. No central star. Kind of speckled. RD.
247 00:44.6 -21.01 Cet Spiral Galaxy 7/30/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl 1:5 elongated with a star on one end. Dim, no core. RD.
253 00:45.1 -25.34 Scl Spiral Galaxy 7/31/1992 33.4" f/5 35mm Panoptic 1:7 elongation, bright, off center core, mottled, 1/2 field, very nice. MB DB.
278 00:49.2 +47.18 Cas Elliptical Galaxy 7/30/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Small and round, central brightness, next to a star. RD.
288 00:50.2 -26.52 Scl Globular Cluster 8/30/1992 C-8 40mm Ortho 1/4 field, near NGC 235, unresolved, perhaps because it is so near the horizon, big and easy to locate. JK.
381 01:05.2 +61.18 Cas Open Cluster 7/23/1988 C-14 25mm Kellner About 30 dim stars in a loose cluster, about 1/2 the field. JB DB RD.
404 01:06.6 +35.27 And Elliptical Galaxy 9/17/1987 C-14 60mm Kellner 1/2 the field diameter from Beta Andromeda, it is a round fuzz with central brightness. JB MS.
436 01:12.4 +58.33 Cas Open Cluster 7/23/1988 C-14 25mm Kellner 30 dim stars, 1/4 field, 6 brighter stars, no nebulosity. JB DB RD.
457 01:15.9 +58.04 Cas Open Cluster 7/23/1988 C-14 25mm Kellner The Owl cluster. 2 bright stars for eyes and about 30 or more for wings, full field, no nebulosity. JB DB RD.
488 01:19.1 +05.00 Psc Spiral Galaxy 7/30/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl 1/20 field, 1:2 elongated, dim, central brightness. RD.
524 01:22.1 +09.16 Psc Elliptical Galaxy 7/30/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Very small and dim. 1:2 elongated. RD.
559 01:26.1 +63.02 Cas Open Cluster 7/23/1988 C-14 25mm Kellner Large and loose cluster of about 20 stars and 3 brighter stars. JB DB RD.
584 01:28.8 -07.07 Cet Spiral Galaxy 7/30/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Very small and dim, central brightness, between two stars. RD.
596 01:30.3 -07.17 Cet Elliptical Galaxy 7/30/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Elliptical Galaxy 1/16 field, very dim, some central brightness. RD.
598 01:31.1 +30.24 Tri Spiral Galaxy 9/17/1987 C-14 60mm Kellner The Pinwheel (M33). It is large, beautiful, and bright with a brighter core. Face on. JB MS.
613 01:32.0 -29.40 Scl Barred Spiral
Galaxy
8/29/1992 C-8 40mm Ortho Very small, very dim, hard to find and define. No central brightness. JK.
615 01:38.3 +63.47 Cet Spiral Galaxy 7/30/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Very small and dim, no shape no core. RD.
637 01:38.3 +63.47 Cas Open Cluster 7/23/1988 C-14 25mm Kellner Loose cluster of about 25 stars, 6 of them bright, 1/4 of field. JB DB RD.
651 01:38.8 +51.19 Per Planetary Nebula 7/23/1988 C-14 25mm Kellner Along with NGC 650 it creates a baby dumbell. 1/8 field, fairly bright but no central star observed. JB DB RD.
654 01:40.5 +61.39 Cas Open Cluster 7/30/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl 1/5 field, one bright star and 25 dim stars and what may be unresolved stars or nebulosity. RD.
659 01:40.8 +60.28 Cas Open Cluster 7/30/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl One bright star near 12 very dim stars, 1/12 field. RD.
663 01:42.6 +61.01 Cas Open Cluster 7/30/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl 1/2 field, 30 bright stars, small group of dimmer stars. No nebulosity. RD.
720 01:50.6 -13.59 Cet Elliptical Galaxy 8/30/1992 C-8 40mm Ortho Very small, very dim. Slight central brightness. 1/20 field or smaller. JK.
752 01:54.7 +37.25 And Open Cluster 7/30/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl More than full field, 50 stars, bright with no nebulosity. RD.
772 01:56.6 +18.46 Ari Spiral Galaxy 7/30/1992 16" f/5 20mm Erfle 1/3 field, 1:3 elongated, moderately dim with brighter core. ES.
779 01:57.2 -06.12 Cet Barred Spiral
Galaxy
7/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/16 field, 1:2 elongated, some central brightness. RD.
869 02:15.5 +56.55 Per Open Cluster 9/17/1987 10 x 40 finder Very large, bright, loose open cluster of about 100 stars. About 25 visible at one time in C-14. It is just northwest of NGC 884. Pair looked best in the 10x40 finder. JB MS.
884 02:18.9 +56.53 Per Open Cluster 9/17/1987 10 x 40 finder Looks like a mirror image of its close northwest neighbor, NGC 869. About 100 stars. JB MS.
891 02:19.3 +42.07 And Spiral Galaxy 7/23/1988 C-14 25mm Kellner 3/4 field, edge on, very dim with a long dark lane. Very beautiful. JB DB RD.
908 02:20.8 -27.21 Cet Spiral Galaxy 10/24/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/6 field, 1:4 elongated, central bulge. ES
936 02:25.1 -01.22 Cet Spiral Galaxy 7/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/20 field, central brightening, no shape, moderately dim. RD.
1022 02:38.5 -06.57 Cet Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/16 field, central brightness. JK.
1023 02:37.2 +38.52 Per Irregular Galaxy 7/30/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1:20 field, 1:5 elongation, bright core with a spike in a line of stars. RD.
1027 02:38.8 +61.20 Cas Open Cluster 8/21/1988 6" f/8 20mm Erfle Small circle of a dozen stars, one brighter star. RD.
1052 02:38.6 -08.28 Cet Elliptical Galaxy 10/24/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/20 field, 1:2 elongated, central brightness, dim. ES.
1055 02:39.2 +00.16 Cet Spiral Galaxy 9/17/1987 C-14 17mm Plossl A small round patch of dim fuzz with a central brightness, between two stars. JB MS.
1084 02:43.5 -07.47 Eri Spiral Galaxy 10/24/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/20 field, 1:2 elongated, no central brightness, dim. ES.
1245 03:11.2 +47.03 Per Open Cluster 7/30/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/8 field, dim, round, 100 stars, no nebulosity. RD.
1342 03:28.4 +37.09 Per Open Cluster 7/31/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl Full field bright, 40 stars. Two interlocking semi- circles next to a scattering of stars. Interesting. RD.
1407 03:37.9 -18.44 Eri Elliptical Galaxy 10/24/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/20 field, 1:2 elongated, central brightness. ES.
1444 03:45.6 +52.31 Per Open Cluster 7/30/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Very small and dim, 20 stars. RD.
1501 03:45.6 +52.31 Cam Planetary Nebula 7/23/1988 C-14 25mm Kellner Dim, round, green. A central star was observed with averted vision. JB DB RD.
1502 04:03.0 +62.11 Cam Open Cluster 7/23/1988 C-14 25mm Kellner 3/4 field, cluster of 40 stars with 2 bright center stars, very pretty. JB DB RD.
1513 04:06.2 +49.23 Per Open Cluster 7/30/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/6 field, moderately bright, no nebulosity. RD.
1528 04:11.4 +51.07 Per Open Cluster 7/30/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/4 field, 30 stars, bright, no nebulosity, decent. RD.
1535 04:12.1 -12.52 Eri Planetary Nebula 10/24/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1/40 field, green ball, no central star. ES.
1545 04:17.1 +50.08 Per Open Cluster 7/30/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/2 field, loose, bright, 25 stars. RD.
1647 04:43.2 +18.59 Tau Open Cluster 7/31/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl Full field, loose, 25 stars, 1 bright star. RD.
1664 04:47.4 +43.37 Aur Open Cluster 7/31/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl 1/6 field, 30 dim stars, 1 bright star. RD.
1788 05:04.5 -03.24 Ori Diffuse Nebula 10/24/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/8 field, dim, very comet-like with head and tail. ES.
1817 05:09.2 +16.38 Tau Open Cluster 7/31/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl 1/2 field, 6 brighter stars and lots of dim stars, near NGC 1807. RD.
1857 05:16.6 +39.18 Aur Open Cluster 7/31/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl More than full field, loose, 25 stars, bright, no nebulosity. RD.
1907 05:24.7 +35.17 Aur Open Cluster 7/31/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl 1/5 field, compact, no nebulosity, near bright star. RD.
1931 05:28.1 +34.13 Aur Diffuse Nebula 7/31/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl 1/20 field, dim, star within it. RD.
1961 05:36.8 +69.24 Cam Spiral Galaxy 7/23/1988 C-14 25mm Kellner Oval fuzz, 1/10 field, very dim. JB DB RD.
1964 05:31.2 -21.59 Lep Spiral Galaxy 10/24/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/20 field, very small, very dim, central brightness. ES.
1980 05:34.1 -06.45 Ori Diffuse Nebula 1/24/1988 C-14 24mm Ortho Just south of M42, this is several bright stars and a field full of H2 nebulosity. JB DB ES.
1999 05:34.1 -06.45 Ori Diffuse Nebula 10/24/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Looks like a star with coma, dim, small, stupid. ES.
2022 05:39.4 +09.03 Ori Planetary Nebula 1/24/1988 C-14 24mm Ortho Very small, very dim planetary with no central star observed. JB DB ES.
2024 05:39.4 -01.52 Ori Diffuse Nebula 1/24/1988 C-80 8mm Ortho East of the eastern bright star in Orions belt. This diffuse nebula has a dark lane in the middle. JB DB ES.
2126 05:58.1 +49.55 Aur Open Cluster 7/31/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl 1/4 field, very loose, 20 dim stars and 1 bright blue star on the edge. RD.
2129 05:58.1 +23.18 Gem Open Cluster 10/24/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/4 field of about 18 stars. ES.
2158 06:04.3 +24.06 Gem Open Cluster 10/24/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/6 field of unresolved fuzz very close to M35. ES.
2169 06:05.7 +15.58 Ori Open Cluster 10/24/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/4 field, unique trapazoid of a dozen or so stars. ES.
2185 06:08.7 -06.12 Mon Diffuse Nebula 10/24/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Very small and dim smudge, lame. ES.
2186 06:09.4 +05.27 Ori Open Cluster 10/24/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/2 field, 50 stars, dim, no nebulosity. ES.
2194 06:11.0 +12.50 Ori Open Cluster 10/24/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/5 field, maybe nebulosity or unresolved stars, a dozen moderate stars and a string of dim stars. ES.
2204 06:09.4 +12.50 CMa Open Cluster 2/28/1993 C-8 40mm Plossl Long and narrow, one bright star and a few dim stars. RD.
2215 06:18.4 -07.16 Mon Open Cluster 10/24/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/4 field, dim triangle. ES.
2232 06:24.1 -04.43 Mon Open Cluster 10/24/1992 8 x 50 finder 1/3 field inverted V, 12 stars, brightest star is at the apex. ES.
2244 06:29.7 +04.54 Mon Open Cluster 2/28/1993 C-8 40mm Plossl Full field, 30 stars in two rows and a few scattered dim stars. RD.
2251 06:32.0 +08.24 Mon Open Cluster 2/28/1993 C-8 26mm Plossl Sort of 1/3 x 2/3 field, shaped like an ice cream cone. 12 good stars and hundreds of dimmer stars. RD.
2264 06:38.4 -09.56 Mon Diffuse Nebula
Open Cluster
2/28/1993 C-8 26mm Plossl Nice cluster but nebulosity is washed out by sky glow. Interesting symmetry. Like a balance scale hanging from a bright blue star with equal numbers of stars in little groups hanging from both sides. No "Cone" tonight. RD.
2266 06:40.5 +27.02 Gem Open Cluster 2/28/1993 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/4 field, 1 bright star, compact triangle of dim stars. Mars is just barely out of the field! RD.
2281 06:45.8 +41.07 Aur Open Cluster 4/2/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl Full field, 25 stars, 8 bright. I like it. DB JR RD.
2286 06:45.1 -03.07 Mon Open Cluster 2/28/1993 C-8 26mm Plossl 40 stars, 1/2 field, very loose. RD.
2301 06:49.2 +00.31 Mon Open Cluster 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 3/4 field string of brighter stars and a small pocket of dim stars. SA.
2304 06:52.3 +18.05 Gem Open Cluster 2/28/1993 C-8 26mm Plossl Dim, 1/5 field, hard to find. RD.
2311 06:52.8 -04.31 Mon Open Cluster 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Full field of bright stars and small pocket of dim stars. Perhaps a hundred stars total. Pretty. SA.
2324 07:00.4 +01.08 Mon Open Cluster 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Full field, shaped like a big bird in flight. Loose and scattered. Very interesting. SA.
2335 07:04.2 -10.00 Mon Open Cluster 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/4 field, 30 stars, 3 brighter stars form a triangle. SA.
2343 07:05.9 -10.34 Mon Open Cluster 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 15 stars, very dim, 1/4 field. SA.
2353 07:12.3 -10.12 Mon Open Cluster 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 3/4 field, loose and scattered. One brighter star. SA.
2354 07:12.2 -25.38 CMa Open Cluster 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Full field, 20 stars, very loose, hard to recognize as an actual cluster, unworthy. SA.
2355 07:14.2 +13.52 Gem Open Cluster 2/28/1993 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/8 field, hard to resolve, hard to find. RD.
2360 07:15.4 -15.33 CMa Open Cluster 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Lots of dim stars, 1/4 field, beautiful. Bright star on edge of field. SA.
2362 07:16.6 -24.52 CMa Open Cluster 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/8 field, 40 stars, one bright star. Nearby is an Albireo-like double star. SA.
2371 07:22.4 +29.35 Gem Planetary Nebula 1/24/1988 C-14 17mm Plossl A planetary with a central star. The nebula is a bit brighter than its partner NGC 2372. Together they make a figure 8 which is 1/7 of the field. JB DB ES.
2372 07:22.4 +29.35 Gem Planetary Nebula 1/24/1988 C-14 17mm Plossl A mirror image of 2371 but without a central star. JB DB ES.
2392 07:26.2 +21.01 Gem Planetary Nebula 1/24/1988 C-14 17mm Plossl Eskimo nebula, a planetary and a central star with which 2 other stars form an equilateral triangle whose height is 1/4 field diameter. JB DB ES.
2395 07:24.3 +13.41 Gem Open Cluster 2/28/1993 C-8 26mm Plossl Very small, very dim, very scattered. RD.
2403 07:32.0 +65.43 Cam Spiral Galaxy 7/23/1988 C-14 25 Kellner 1:2 elongation, bracketed by 2 bright stars with a central brightness just off center, 3/4 field. JB DB RD.
2419 07:34.8 +39.00 Lyn Globular Cluster 4/19/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/10 field, in line with 2 stars, moderately dim, unresolved. RD.
2420 07:35.4 +21.41 Gem Open Cluster 2/28/1993 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/4 field, 25 stars in compact cluster, nice. RD.
2421 07:34.1 -20.30 Pup Open Cluster 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/3 field, triangular, about 50 stars. Bright and pretty. SA.
2422 07:34.3 -14.22 Pup Open Cluster 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Full field, a couple hundred stars. One bright star. M47, very nice. SA.
2423 07:34.8 -13.45 Pup Open Cluster 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 3/4 field, 200 stars, Moderately bright. Close to NGC 2422. SA.
2438 07:39.6 -14.36 Pup Planetary Nebula 1/24/1988 C-14 24mm Ortho A planetary nebula in NGC 2437 (M46), a cluster. There is a star just off center, perhaps not "the" central star. 1/6 field in diameter. JB DB ES.
2440 07:39.9 -18.05 Pup Planetary Nebula 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Very small, no color or central star seen. SA.
2479 07:54.7 -17.35 Pup Open Cluster 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Full field, 25 bright stars, no nebulosity, pretty. RD BW.
2482 07:52.8 -24.10 Pup Open Cluster 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/2 field, loose and dim, near horizon. SA.
2489 07:56.2 -29.56 Pup Open Cluster 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/4 field, 40 stars, very dim, about 5 degrees off of the horizon. SA.
2506 07:57.7 -10.29 Mon Open Cluster 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Fairly compact, 1/4 field, mostly unresolved but two brighter stars bracket the object. RD BW.
2509 07:58.5 -18.56 Pup Open Cluster 3/31/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 25 moderately bright stars, "A" shaped 1/4 field. RD BW.
2527 08:03.2 -28.01 Pup Open Cluster 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Full field, 50 stars, bright, loose. SA.
2539 08:08.4 -12.41 Pup Open Cluster 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 75 stars, 1/2 field, bright yellow star on the edge. Nice. RD BW.
2548 08:11.2 -05.38 Hya Open Cluster 3/31/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl Full field, 50 stars, no nebulosity, very pretty. RD BW.
2567 08:16.9 -29.35 Pup Open Cluster 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/4 field, 25 stars, dim, very close to horizon. SA.
2571 08:16.9 -29.35 Pup Open Cluster 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/4 x 1/10 field, 3 bright stars and lots of dim stars. Too low on horizon for good seeing. SA.
2613 08:31.1 -22.48 Pyx Spiral Galaxy 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/10 field, very dim, averted vision required. Seems to be elongated hard to tell. SA.
2627 08:35.2 -29.46 Pyx Open Cluster 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/3 field, very faint, round. SA.
2655 08:49.4 +78.25 Cam Spiral Galaxy 7/23/1988 C-14 25mm Kellner 1/4 field with good central brightness. A bright star is nearby. JB DB RD.
2681 08:50.0 +51.31 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Very small, very dim, undetectable shape but a stellar core. JK.
2683 08:49.6 +33.38 Lyn Spiral Galaxy 4/19/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/4 field, 1:6 elongated, nice bright edge on with brighter core. RD.
2742 09:03.7 +60.41 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1:6 ellongation, 1/32 field, dim with stellar core. JK.
2768 09:07.8 +60.16 UMa Elliptical Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Very small and dim, round stellar core. JK.
2775 09:07.7 +07.15 Cnc Spiral Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/16 field, 1:3 elongation, central brightness. RD BW.
2782 09:10.9 +40.19 Lyn Spiral Galaxy 4/19/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/10 field, very dim with some central brightness. RD.
2787 09:14.9 +69.25 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/8 field, dim, central brightening, faint star in the object. JK.
2811 09:13.9 -16.06 Hya Spiral Galaxy 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Tiny, very dim fuzz. Non-descript shape. SA.
2841 09:18.6 +51.12 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/16 field, dim with brighter core, two stars in the field. JK.
2859 09:21.3 +34.44 LMi Barred Spiral
Galaxy
4/19/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Small and dim with central brightness. Undetectable shape. Two bright stars nearby. RD.
2903 09:29.3 +21.44 Leo Spiral Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1:5 elongation, 1/4 field, good central brightness, nice. RD BW.
2950 09:39.1 +59.05 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/30 field, 1:3 ellongated, dim with a brighter core. JK.
2964 09:40.0 +32.05 Leo Spiral Galaxy 3/27/1993 33.4" f/5 35mm Panoptic A triangular threesome made up of 2964, 2968, and 2970. The Herschel dominates the field even though it is small and moderately dim. 2968 is half the size and 2970 is barely there. All are round. MB DB.
2974 09:40.0 -03.29 Sex Spiral Galaxy 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1:4 elongated, stellar core, 1/20 field, faint. Foreground star. SA.
2976 09:43.2 +68.08 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/4 field, 1:4 ellongated, moderately bright, smooth with no central brightness. JK.
2985 09:46.0 +72.31 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/16 field, slightly oblong, dim with some central brightness, faint star in object. JK.
3034 09:51.9 +69.56 UMa Irregular Galaxy 1/24/1988 C-80 8mm Ortho A very bright, edge on galaxy (M82), close to NGC 3031, both are in the field. 1:8 elongation. JB DB ES.
3077 09:59.4 +68.58 UMa Elliptical Galaxy 1/24/1988 C-14 24mm Ortho A very small round satellite galaxy near NGC 3031 (M81). JB DB ES.
3079 09:58.6 +55.57 UMa Spiral Galaxy 4/2/1992 33.4" f/5 20mm Nagler 1:8 elongation, 1/2 field, slightly curved. Facinating detail (33 inches helps), large central brightness, 2 companions nearby. MB JR RD WC.
3115 10:02.8 -07.28 Sex Elliptical Galaxy 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1:5 elongation, 1/4 field, bright with brighter core. Not bad. SA.
3147 10:12.8 +73.39 Dra Spiral Galaxy 7/23/1988 C-14 25mm Kellner Round shape, 1/8 field with a central brightness. JB DB RD.
3166 10:11.2 +03.40 Sex Spiral Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Small and dim but good central brightness, same field as NGC 3169. RD BW.
3169 10:11.7 +03.43 Sex Spiral Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/10 field, dim but good central brightness, 1:2 elongation, same field as NGC 3166. RD BW.
3184 10:15.2 +41.40 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/4 field, bright, round, close to bright star. JK.
3190 10:15.4 +22.05 Leo Spiral Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Dim, very small. Some central brightness. Near NGC 3193. RD BW.
3193 10:15.7 +22.09 Leo Elliptical Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Very dim, very small, round, looks like a planetary. Near NGC 3190 and a star. RD BW.
3198 10:16.7 +45.49 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/3 field, 1:4 elongated, smooth and bright. JK.
3226 10:20.7 +20.09 Leo Elliptical Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Stellar core, 1/8 field, touching NGC 3227. RD BW.
3227 10:20.7 +20.07 Leo Spiral Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/8 field, no bright core, touching NGC 3226. RD BW.
3242 10:22.4 -18.23 Hya Planetary Nebula 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Very very small, green, round, bright, no central star seen. SA.
3245 10:24.5 +28.46 LMi Elliptical Galaxy 4/19/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/10 field, dim, no shape, less than amazing. RD.
3277 10:30.2 +28.46 LMi Spiral Galaxy 4/19/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Very small, very dim, undetectable shape, may have slight central brightness. RD.
3294 10:33.4 +37.36 LMi Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/8 field, non-descript shape, no central brightness, reasonably bright. JK.
3310 10:35.7 +53.46 UMa Irregular Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/32 field, round fuzz, no core brightness, close to a bright star. JK.
3344 10:40.7 +25.11 LMi Spiral Galaxy 4/19/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/5 field, moderate brightness, 1:2 elongated, no bright core, 3 foreground stars. RD.
3377 10:45.1 +14.15 Leo Elliptical Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1:3 elongation, small, maybe 1/20 field, good central brightness. RD BW.
3379 10:45.2 +12.51 Leo Elliptical Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl M105, 1/4 field, 1:4 elongated, bright, good central brightness. RD BW.
3384 10:45.7 +12.54 Leo Elliptical Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/4 field, round, central brightness. RD BW.
3395 10:47.1 +33.15 LMi Spiral Galaxy 4/19/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Very small, very dim, undetectable shape. RD.
3412 10:48.3 +13.41 Leo Elliptical Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1:3 elongated, 1/6 field, central brightness, bright star nearby. RD BW.
3414 10:48.6 +28.15 LMi Barred Spiral
Galaxy
4/19/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Close to bright star, dim, undetectable shape, some central brightness. RD.
3432 10:49.7 +36.54 LMi Spiral Galaxy 4/19/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/4 field, 1:4 elongated, bright, edge on. RD.
3486 10:57.8 +29.15 LMi Spiral Galaxy 4/19/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/5 field, dim, round, some central brightness. RD.
3489 10:57.7 +14.10 Leo Elliptical Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/4 field, 1:4 elongation, good central brightness. RD BW.
3504 11:00.5 +28.15 LMi Spiral Galaxy 4/19/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/5 field, 1:4 elongation, bright with good central brightness. RD.
3521 11:03.2 +00.14 Leo Spiral Galaxy 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/3 field, 1:4 elongation, good core, bright, looks like almost edge on. SA.
3556 11:08.7 +55.57 UMa Spiral Galaxy 4/2/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl (M108) 1:5 elongation, stellar core, 1/2 field. DB RD WC.
3593 11:12.0 +13.06 Leo Spiral Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1:4 elongation, dim, 1/6 field, slight central brightness. RD BW.
3607 11:14.3 +18.20 Leo Elliptical Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/10 field, central brightness, very close to NGC 3608. RD BW.
3608 11:14.4 +18.26 Leo Elliptical Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/8 field, central brightness, just south of NGC 3607. RD BW.
3610 11:15.6 +59.04 UMa Elliptical Galaxy 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig Very small, 1:3 elongation. Some central brightness. ES.
3613 11:15.7 +58.17 UMa Elliptical Galaxy 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig Very small, 1:4 elongation. Some central brightness. ES.
3619 11:16.5 +58.02 UMa Spiral Galaxy 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig Very dim, very small, hard to define. ES.
3621 11:15.9 -32.32 Hya Spiral Galaxy 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/3 field, very faint, close to horizon, difficult. SA.
3626 11:15.9 +18.38 Leo Spiral Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/10 field, round, dim, central brightness. RD BW.
3628 11:17.7 +13.53 Leo Spiral Galaxy 6/23/1990 17.5" f/4.5 12mm Nagler Large, bright galaxy, 1:8 elongation, no central brightness, near M65 & M66. DB ES RD.
3631 11:18.3 +53.28 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/16 field, very dim, round. JK.
3640 11:18.5 +03.31 Leo Elliptical Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Very small, very faint, with averted vision some central brightening. RD BW.
3655 11:20.3 +16.51 Leo Spiral Galaxy 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Dim, 1/10 field, round, kind of stupid. SA.
3665 11:22.1 +39.02 UMa Elliptical Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/8 field, dim, round with stellar core. JK.
3675 11:23.5 +43.52 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/6 field, 1:3 ellongated, moderately bright with good central brightness. JK.
3686 11:25.1 +17.30 Leo Spiral Galaxy 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/8 field, dim, 1:2 elongated, brighter member of a threesome of galaxies. SA.
3726 11:30.7 +47.19 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/4 field, smooth brightness with no core, 1:2 elongated but sort of egg shaped, faint star in object. JK.
3729 11:31.0 +53.24 UMa Irregular Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/16 field, round and dim, close to NGC 3718. JK.
3810 11:38.4 +11.45 Leo Spiral Galaxy 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Small, very faint, no shape or core detected. SA.
3813 11:38.7 +36.49 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/15 field, lopsided, 1:2, dim, no central brightness. JK.
3877 11:43.5 +47.46 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/4 field, 1:8 elongation, bright with brighter core. Close bright star. JK.
3893 11:46.1 +49.00 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/5 field, round, bright with core brightness, faint star in object. JK.
3898 11:46.7 +56.22 UMa Spiral Galaxy 7/31/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1:6 elongated, 1/20 field, central brightness. RD.
3900 11:46.6 +27.17 Leo Spiral Galaxy 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/10 field, dim, non-descript shape. SA.
3912 11:47.5 +26.46 Leo Spiral Galaxy 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/4 field, seems elongated, very faint, hard to find. SA.
3938 11:50.2 +44.24 UMa Spiral Galaxy 7/31/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl 1/5 field, round, bright, no central brightness. RD.
3941 11:50.3 +37.16 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/16 field, 1:3 ellongated, moderately bright with brighter core. JK.
3945 11:50.6 +60.57 UMa Spiral Galaxy 7/31/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1/30 field, round, dim with central brightness. RD.
3949 11:51.1 +48.08 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/10 field, 1:4 elongated, egg shaped, moderately bright. JK.
3953 11:51.2 +52.37 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/5 field, 1:4 elongated, moderately bright with a brighter core. JK.
3962 11:52.2 -13.42 Crt Elliptical Galaxy 4/14/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/12 field, non-descript shape, dim, two stars are nearby. SA.
3982 11:53.9 +55.24 UMa Spiral Galaxy 7/31/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1/20 field, round, no central brightness. RD.
3992 11:55.0 +53.39 UMa Spiral Galaxy 4/2/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl (M109) Dim, 1/8 field, 2 bright stars nearby, close to Gamma Ursa Major. DB RD WC.
3998 11:55.3 +55.44 UMa Elliptical Galaxy 7/31/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1:4 elongated, stellar core, 1/20 field. RD.
4026 11:56.9 +51.14 UMa Elliptical Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/12 field, 1:4 elongated, moderately bright with a brighter core. JK.
4027 11:57.0 -18.59 Crv Spiral Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/10 field, no shape, no central brightness, stupid. RD BW.
4030 11:57.8 -00.49 Vir Spiral Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/6 field, central brightness, near 2 stars. ES.
4036 11:58.9 +62.10 UMa Elliptical Galaxy 7/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1:4 elongated, good stellar core, 1/16 field, near NGC 4041. RD.
4038 11:59.3 -18.35 Crv Spiral Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/6 field, round, bright, no central brightness. RD BW.
4041 11:59.7 +62.25 UMa Spiral Galaxy 7/31/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl Very small, round, no central brightness, near NGC 4036. RD.
4051 12:00.6 +44.48 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/4 field, 1:3 elongated, bright with brighter core, bright star on the edge. JK.
4085 12:02.8 +50.38 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/16 field, 1:4 elongated, dim, close to NGC 4088. JK.
4088 12:03.3 +43.21 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/4 field, moderately bright, 1:5 elongated, looks kind of whale shaped, very interesting, smooth even brightness, close to NGC 4085. JK
4102 12:03.8 +52.59 UMa Spiral Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Very small, non-descript shape, some core brightness. JK.
4111 12:04.5 +43.21 CVn Elliptical Galaxy 5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1:6 elongated, bright, central brightness, 1/8 field. Star nearby. JK.
4143 12:07.1 +42.49 CVn Elliptical Galaxy 5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Dim with central brightness, nondescript shape. JK.
4147 12:07.6 +18.49 Com Globular Cluster 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Small round fuzz, no stars resolved. ES
4150 12:10.6 +30.25 Com Elliptical Galaxy 5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/4 field, very dim, round. JK.
4151 12:10.6 +39.35 CVn Peculiar Galaxy 5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Dim, round, central brightness, 1/5 field. JK.
4179 12:10.3 +01.35 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Very small and dim. On the end of a string of evenly spaced stars of similar brightness which caused me to pass over it several times before seeing fuzz and central brightness. ES.
4203 12:12.5 +33.29 Com Elliptical Galaxy 5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/10 field, dim with good central brightness, right next to a star. JK.
4214 12:30.1 +36.36 CVn Irregular Galaxy 5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/3 field, 1:2 elongated, bright with central brightness. JK.
4216 12:13.4 +13.25 Vir Spiral Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl About 1/3 field, slight central brightness. ES.
4245 12:15.2 +29.53 Com Spiral Galaxy 5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/8 field, dim, undetectable shape, central brightness. Near NGC 4274. JK.
4251 12:15.7 +28.27 Com Spiral Galaxy 5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Bright with good central brightness, 1:3 ellongation, 1/8 field. JK.
4258 12:16.5 +47.35 CVn Spiral Galaxy 4/2/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl (M106) bright, 1:4 elongation, 1/3 field, stellar core. Nice. DB JR RD WC.
4261 12:16.8 +06.06 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Round fuzz, 1/20 field, averted vision detects slight central brightness. RD BW.
4273 12:17.4 +05.37 Vir Spiral Galaxy 4/21/1993 C-8 40mm Plossl Very small, very dim. Round. Stellar core. Semicircle of stars nearby. Twin to NGC 4281. JK.
4274 12:17.4 +29.53 Com Spiral Galaxy 5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Dim, 1/16 field, 1:3 ellongation, central brightness. JK.
4278 12:17.7 +29.34 Com Elliptical Galaxy 5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Tiny and very dim, round. JK.
4281 12:17.8 +05.40 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 4/21/1993 C-8 40mm Plossl Very small, very dim. Round. Stellar core. Next to NGC 4273. JK.
4293 12:18.7 +18:40 Com Irregular Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Fairly bright, 1:4 elongation, central brightness. ES.
4303 12:19.4 +04.45 Vir Spiral Galaxy 3/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl M61, bright, round, strong central brightness, 1/6 field. RD BW.
4314 12:20.0 +30.10 Com Barred Spiral
Galaxy
5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1:4 elongated, 1/8 field, bright with good central brightness. JK.
4346 12:21.0 +47.16 CVn Elliptical Galaxy 5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Dim, 1:3 elongation, 1/10 field, stellar core. JK.
4350 12:21.4 +16.58 Com Elliptical Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Dim, very small, unexciting. ES.
4361 12:21.9 -18.29 Crv Planetary Nebula 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Faint with central star. No green. ES.
4365 12:22.0 +07.36 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 4/1/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Round, dim, 1/20 field. RD.
4371 12:22.4 +11.59 Vir Spiral Galaxy 4/21/1993 C-8 40mm Plossl Very small, round, moderately bright with good central brightening. Close to star. JK.
4394 12:23.4 +18.29 Com Barred Spiral
Galaxy
5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/2 field from M85, dim with slight central brightness. JK.
4414 12:24.0 +31.30 Com Spiral Galaxy 5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/16 field, moderately dim, 1:3 elongated, good central brightness. JK.
4419 12:24.4 +15.19 Com Elliptical Galaxy 4/1/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1:4 elongated, 1/10 field, dim, no central brightness. RD.
4429 12:24.9 +11.23 Vir Spiral Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Small, 1:2 elongated, bright, central brightness. ES.
4435 12:25.2 +13.21 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Extremely small, very dim, seems to be a companion to NGC 4438. ES.
4438 12:25.3 +13.17 Vir Spiral Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Small, round and bright, strong central brightness, close to NGC 4435. ES.
4442 12:25.6 +10.05 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1:2 elongated, 1/20 field, dim, no central brightness. ES.
4448 12:25.8 +28.54 Com Spiral Galaxy 5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Very small and dim, 1:3 elongated. JK.
4449 12:25.8 +44.22 CVn Irregular Galaxy 5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1:4 field, egg shaped, bright. JK.
4450 12:25.9 +17.21 Com Spiral Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1:3 elongated, faint, slight central brightness. ES.
4459 12:26.5 +14.15 Com Elliptical Galaxy 4/1/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl Round, dim, central brightness, 1/8 field. Close to star. RD.
4473 12:27.3 +13.42 Com Elliptical Galaxy 4/1/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl Bright, small, 1:3 elongation, central brightness. Same field as NGC 4477. RD.
4477 12:27.6 +13.55 Com Spiral Galaxy 4/1/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl Very small and dim. Averted vision seems to indicate central brightness. Close to NGC 4473. RD.
4478 12:27.8 +12.36 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 4/21/1993 C-8 40mm Plossl Very small, round, moderately bright. JK.
4485 12:28.2 +41.58 CVn Irregular Galaxy 5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Close to NGC 4490, 1/12 field, 1:3 elongation, dim. JK.
4490 12:28.3 +41.55 CVn Spiral Galaxy 5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Bright, 1/4 field, 1:4 elongation, NGC 4485 is in the field. JK.
4494 12:28.9 +26.03 Com Elliptical Galaxy 4/19/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/12 field, round, central brightness. A short hop from beautiful NGC 4565. RD.
4526 12:31.6 +07.58 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/10 field, central brightness, bracketed by two bright stars. ES.
4527 12:31.6 +02.56 Vir Spiral Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Dim with slight central brightness. 1:8 elongated, 1/4 field. ES.
4535 12:31.8 +08.28 Vir Spiral Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Large but dim, 1/3 field, 1:2 elongated. ES.
4536 12:31.9 +02.28 Vir Spiral Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Large but very dim. 1:4 elongated, up to 1/2 field, no central brightness. ES.
4546 12:32.9 -03.31 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 4/21/1993 C-8 40mm Plossl Very small, very dim. 1:3 elongated with slightly brighter core. JK.
4548 12:32.9 +14.46 Com Barred Spiral
Galaxy
4/1/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl M91, round, dim, 1/4 field, central brightness. RD
4550 12:32.9 +12.30 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 4/21/1993 C-8 40mm Plossl 1/10 field, moderately bright with brighter core. Round. Close to M89. JK.
4559 12:33.5 +28.14 Com Spiral Galaxy 4/21/1993 C-8 40mm Plossl 1/4 field, elongated 1:2, moderately bright, no core. JK.
4565 12:33.9 +26.16 Com Spiral Galaxy 6/23/1990 17.5" f/4.5 12mm Nagler Beautiful, bright, edge on galaxy across entire field with a dark lane down the middle, 1:10 elongated. DB ES RD.
4570 12:34.4 +07.31 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/4 field, 1:5 elongated, dim, some central brightness. ES.
4594 12:37.3 -11.21 Vir Spiral Galaxy 1/24/1988 C-14 24mm Ortho An edge on spiral 1/4 width of field. A bright and bulging core and a long wonderful dark lane makes it resemble a Sombrero. JB DB ES.
4596 12:37.4 +10.27 Vir Barred Spiral
Galaxy
4/21/1993 C-8 40mm Plossl 1/10 field, dim, undetectable shape. JK.
4618 12:39.2 +41.25 CVn Spiral Galaxy 5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Dim, 1:2 elongated, 1/4 field, small companion near by. JK.
4631 12:39.8 +32.49 CVn Spiral Galaxy 1/24/1988 C-14 24mm Ortho An edge on galaxy the full width of the field. There is a star very near the core and a satellite galaxy on the other side of the core from the star. JB DB ES.
4636 12:40.3 +02.57 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Fairly bright, 1:2 elongation, 1/4 field, a bright star is at the edge of the object. ES.
4643 12:40.8 +02.15 Vir Barred Spiral
Galaxy
3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Small but bright. No central brightness. ES.
4654 12:41.4 +13.23 Vir Spiral Galaxy 4/1/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl 1:2 elongation, dim, 1/8 field, some central brightness. RD.
4656 12:41.6 +32.26 CVn Irregular Galaxy 1/24/1988 C-14 24mm Ortho A bright edge on galaxy with a star near a central bulge. JB DB ES.
4660 12:42.0 +11.26 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 4/21/1993 C-8 40mm Plossl Very small, dim, no shape, close to M60. JK.
4665 12:42.9 +03.19 Vir Barred Spiral
Galaxy
3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Very dim, very small, very hard to describe. Perhaps 1/10 field. ES.
4666 12:42.6 -00.12 Vir Spiral Galaxy 4/2/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1:4 elongation, 1/4 field, strong central brightness. DB RD.
4689 12:45.2 +14.01 Com Spiral Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Very dim, no shape, a bright star is immediately to the south. ES.
4697 12:46.0 -05.32 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 4/2/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1:3 elongation, 1/4 field, strong central brightness. DB RD.
4698 12:45.8 +08.45 Vir Spiral Galaxy 4/21/1993 C-8 40mm Plossl 1/8 field, moderately bright with good central brightness. 1:3 elongated, very close to bright star. JK.
4699 12:46.5 -08.24 Vir Spiral Galaxy 4/2/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/16 field, 1:2 elongation, bright with good central brightness. DB RD.
4725 12:48.1 +25.46 Com Spiral Galaxy 5/12/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Small, perhaps 1/20 field, round. JK.
4753 12:49.8 -00.55 Vir Spiral Galaxy 4/2/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1:3 elongation, 1/4 field, central brightness. DB RD.
4754 12:49.7 +11.35 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Very dim, small, probably round. Just northwest of NGC 4762. ES.
4762 12:50.4 +11.31 Vir Spiral Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Reasonably bright, very near NGC 4754, 1:4 elongation, no nucleus observed. ES.
4781 12:51.8 -10.16 Vir Spiral Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Dim, small, no central brightness, 1:2 elongated. ES.
4800 12:52.4 +46.48 CVn Spiral Galaxy 7/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/8 field, dim, no shape, no central brightness. RD.
4845 12:55.5 +01.51 Vir Spiral Galaxy 4/21/1993 C-8 40mm Plossl 1/8 field, dim, 1:3 elongated, bright star in field. JK.
4856 12:56.7 -14.46 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 4/21/1993 C-8 40mm Plossl 1/12 field, dim, undetectable shape. JK.
4866 12:57.0 +14.27 Vir Spiral Galaxy 4/21/1993 C-8 40mm Plossl 1/12 field, 1:4 elongation, dim with central brightness. JK.
4900 12:58.2 +02.46 Vir Spiral Galaxy 3/28/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/8 field, small and dim. Non-descript shape. ES.
4958 13:03.1 -07.45 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 4/21/1993 C-8 40mm Plossl Very small, moderately bright with good central brightening. 1:2 elongated. JK.
4995 13:07.0 -07.34 Vir Spiral Galaxy 4/21/1993 C-8 40mm Plossl Bright but no central brightening. 1/12 field, round. JK.
5005 13:08.5 +37.19 CVn Spiral Galaxy 4/2/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1:4 elongation, central brightness, very small, near NGC 5033. DB JR RD.
5033 13:11.2 +36.51 CVn Spiral Galaxy 4/2/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl Very dim, barely there with averted vision, small, undetectable shape or central brightness. Near NGC 5005. DB JR RD.
5054 13:14.3 -16.23 Vir Spiral Galaxy 4/2/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/8 field, very dim, no shape, no central brightness. DB RD.
5195 13:27.9 +47.31 CVn Elliptical Galaxy 1/24/1988 C-14 24mm Orthos With NGC 5194 (M51) it looks like a comet. Its actually a satellite galaxy of the face on spiral. An arm connects the two, making them look like one object. JB DB ES.
5248 13:35.1 +09.08 Boo Spiral Galaxy 4/1/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/4 field, 1:2 elongation, bright with stellar nucleus. RD.
5273 13:39.9 +35.55 CVn Elliptical Galaxy 7/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/8 field, undetectable shape, very faint. RD.
5322 13:47.6 +60.26 UMa Elliptical Galaxy 5/13/1993 C-14 40mm Plossl Tiny, thin strip, 1:8 elongation? Hard to find. JK.
5363 13:53.6 +05.29 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 4/1/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1:3 elongation, central brightening, 1/20 field. RD.
5364 13:53.7 +05.15 Vir Spiral Galaxy 4/1/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/16 field, dim, no central brightness. RD.
5466 14:03.2 +28.46 Boo Globular Cluster 4/2/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/4 field of unresolved fuzz. DB JR RD WC.
5473 14:03.0 +55.08 UMa Elliptical Galaxy 7/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/30 field, 1:5 elongation, good central brightness. North of M101. RD.
5474 14:03.2 +53.54 UMa Spiral Galaxy 7/31/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1/6 field, round, central brightness and a star within. RD.
5557 14:16.4 +36.43 Boo Elliptical Galaxy 7/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1:2 elongation, 1/20 field, central brightness, dim. RD.
5566 14:17.8 +04.11 Vir Spiral Galaxy 4/1/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl Dim, round, 1/10 field, central brightness, 2 bright stars nearby. RD.
5576 14:18.5 +03.30 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 4/1/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl Dim, round, central brightness, 1/16 field. RD.
5631 14:25.1 +56.48 UMa Spiral Galaxy 4/2/1992 33.4" f/5 20mm Nagler Small, 1/16 field, 1:3 elongation, moderately dim with a stellar core. MB RD WC.
5634 14:27.0 -05.45 Vir Globular Cluster 4/1/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/8 field, unresolved fuzz, next to a star. RD.
5676 14:31.0 +49.41 Boo Spiral Galaxy 4/2/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl Very dim, 1/10 field, 1:2 elongation, some central brightness. DB JR RD WC.
5689 14:33.7 +48.57 Boo Spiral Galaxy 7/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Very small, very dim, 1:3 elongation, slight central brightness. RD.
5694 14:36.7 -26.19 Hya Globular Cluster 4/21/1993 C-8 40mm Plossl Small and dim, unresolved, uniform brightness, no core. Very close to two nice double stars, easy to find. JK.
5746 14:42.3 +02.10 Vir Spiral Galaxy 4/1/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl Dim, 1:5 elongation, 1/4 field, central brightness. Close to a very bright star. RD.
5846 15:04.0 +01.48 Vir Elliptical Galaxy 4/1/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Dim, 1/10 field, central brightness, close to double star. RD.
5866 15:05.1 +55.57 Dra Elliptical Galaxy 4/1/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Bright, 1/12 field, 1:2 elongation, seems to have a dark lane. Close to NGC 5907. RD.
5897 15:14.5 -20.50 Lib Globular Cluster 4/1/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Big and dim, too close to horizon, passed over without seeing it many times but rewarding once found. 1/4 field, unresolved. RD.
5907 15:14.6 +56.31 Dra Spiral Galaxy 4/1/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/4 field, thin, maybe 1:10, with averted vision it looks mottled. No central brightness. RD.
5982 15:37.5 +59.32 Dra Elliptical Galaxy 7/30/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1:2 elongated, central brightness, 1/20 field, dim. RD
6118 16:19.3 -02.11 Ser Spiral Galaxy 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig 1/6 field, averted vision required, 1:3 elongated with no central brightening. ES.
6144 16:24.2 -25.56 Sco Globular Cluster 5/30/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl Small and dim, 1/8 field, bright star on edge of cluster. ES DB.
6171 16:29.7 -12.57 Oph Globular Cluster 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig M107, 1/8 field, round, unresolved, close to bright star. ES.
6207 16:41.3 +36.56 Her Spiral Galaxy 1/24/1988 C-14 24mm Ortho A dim galaxy with a brighter core. It is 1/5 the field in size and not far from M13. JB DB ES.
6217 16:34.8 +78.18 UMi Spiral Galaxy 1/24/1988 C-14 24mm Ortho A small, dim, edge on galaxy, 1:3 elongated, alone in the field. JB DB ES.
6229 16:45.6 +47.37 Her Globular Cluster 4/1/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Small unresolved fuzz with two bright stars that make an equilateral triangle. RD.
6235 16:50.4 -22.05 Oph Globular Cluster 5/30/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1/16 field, moderately bright, not bad. ES DB.
6284 17:01.5 -24.41 Oph Globular Cluster 5/30/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1/16 field, moderately dim, unresolved, near double star. ES DB.
6287 17:02.1 -22.38 Oph Globular Cluster 5/30/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1/16 field, moderately bright, brighter core. ES DB.
6293 17:07.1 -26.30 Oph Globular Cluster 5/30/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1/12 field, 1 bright star in field, near M19. ES DB.
6304 17:11.4 -29.24 Oph Globular Cluster 5/30/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1/16 field, moderate brightness, unresolved. ES DB.
6316 17:13.4 -28.05 Oph Globular Cluster 5/30/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1/20 field, very dim, compact, next to bright star. ES DB.
6342 17:18.2 -19.32 Oph Globular Cluster 5/30/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1/16 field, fairly bright, nice. Next to star. ES DB.
6355 17:20.1 -26.19 Oph Globular Cluster 5/30/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1/10 field, very dim, 3 bright stars in field. ES DB.
6356 17:20.7 -17.46 Oph Globular Cluster 5/30/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl Bright with brighter core, very nice, unresolved. ES DB.
6369 17:26.3 -23.44 Oph Planetary Nebula 5/30/1992 C-8 10.5mm Plossl UHC filter. Small and round, nice change from globulars. No central star observed. ES DB.
6401 17:35.6 -23.53 Oph Globular Cluster 5/30/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1/10 field, very dim, slight central brightening. Triangle shape. ES DB.
6426 17:42.4 +03.12 Oph Globular Cluster 5/31/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1/10 field, very dim, unresolved. ES.
6440 17:45.9 -20.21 Sgr Globular Cluster 5/30/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1/10 field, central brightness, several bright stars in field. Unresolved. ES DB.
6445 17:46.3 -20.00 Sgr Planetary Nebula 5/30/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl Bright, small, no central star. Near 2 sets of Double stars. ES DB.
6451 17:47.4 -30.11 Sco Open Cluster 5/30/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/4 field, 6 bright stars, 50 dim stars. ES DB.
6514 17:58.9 -23.02 Sgr Diffuse Nebula 9/17/1987 C-14 24mm Ortho A diffuse nebula with 2 bright central stars. 3 dark lanes come together splitting the "Trifid" into thirds. It is about 1/2 the field. JB MS.
6517 17:59.1 -08.57 Oph Globular Cluster 6/27/1992 C-14 40mm Konig Very small and dim with a brighter core. SK ES.
6520 18:00.3 -27.54 Sgr Open Cluster 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig 1/4 field, 6 bright stars, 50 dimmer stars. No nebulosity. ES.
6522 18:00.4 -30.02 Sgr Globular Cluster 5/30/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl Very small but bright. Near NGC 6528. ES DB.
6528 18:01.6 -30.04 Sgr Globular Cluster 5/30/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl Very small, moderate brightness, near NGC 6522. ES DB.
6540 18:03.1 -27.50 Sgr Open Cluster 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig Very small, 20 stars. ES.
6543 17:58.8 +66.38 Dra Planetary Nebula 1/24/1988 C-14 24mm Ortho A small planetary nebula with an obvious green hue. So called "Atom Nebula". With averted vision I saw a central star. JB DB ES.
6544 18:04.3 -25.01 Sgr Globular Cluster 6/27/1992 C-14 40mm Konig 1/10 field, bright, central brightness, not bad. SK ES.
6553 18:06.3 -25.56 Sgr Globular Cluster 6/27/1992 13.1" f/4.5 32mm Plossl 1/8 field, bright with central brightness, unresolved. SK BW.
6568 18:10.1 -21.36 Sgr Open Cluster 6/28/1992 C-14 40mm Konig 1/2 field, 30 stars, dim and loose. SK ES.
6569 18:10.4 -31.50 Sgr Globular Cluster 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig Very small and very dim. No central brightness. Quite unresolved. ES
6583 18:12.1 -22.09 Sgr Open Cluster 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig 1/10 field, compact, unresolved. ES.
6624 18:20.5 -30.23 Sgr Globular Cluster 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig 1/16 field, Bright with central brightness, unresolved. ES.
6629 18:22.7 -23.14 Sgr Planetary Nebula 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig Very small, green, no central star seen. ES.
6633 18:25.1 +06.32 Oph Open Cluster 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig Full field, lots of stars, about 100, a bright star on the edge, possibly some nebulosity. ES.
6638 18:27.9 -25.32 Sgr Globular Cluster 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig 1/16 field, central brightness, unresolved. ES.
6642 18:28.8 -23.31 Sgr Open Cluster 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig 1/16 field, looks like a small globular. Close to M22. ES.
6645 18:29.8 -16.56 Sgr Open Cluster 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig Full field, 100 stars, very nice. ES.
6664 18:34.0 -08.16 Sct Open Cluster 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Plossl 3/4 field, 35 stars, close to Alpha Scuti. ES.
6712 18:50.3 -08.47 Sct Globular Cluster 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Plossl 1/8 field, unresolved, near M11. ES.
6755 19:05.3 +04.09 Aql Open Cluster 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig 1/2 field, 100 or more stars including a little cluster within the cluster. Weird. ES.
6756 19:06.2 +04.35 Aql Open Cluster 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig 1/6 field, 25 stars, no nebulosity. ES.
6781 19:16.0 +06.26 Aql Planetary Nebula 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig 1/10 field, green, round, no central star seen. Very nice. ES.
6802 19:31.0 +20.17 Vul Open Cluster 9/17/1987 C-14 17mm Plossl This dim open cluster is at the end of the coathanger. 3 bright stars mark the very edge of the field. JB MS.
6818 19:41.1 -14.17 Sgr Planetary Nebula 9/20/1990 10" f/5.5 9mm Nagler Very small, green, no central star seen. ES RD DF.
6823 19:41.1 +23.12 Vul Open Cluster 6/7/1992 C-14 40mm Konig 1/2 field, bright, 40 stars, no nebulosity. ES.
6826 19:43.4 +50.24 Cyg Planetary Nebula 5/31/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl Small, round and green. Not bad. ES.
6830 19:48.9 +22.58 Vul Open Cluster 5/31/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1/4 field, 15 stars, no nebulosity. Close to M27. ES.
6834 19:50.2 +29.17 Cyg Open Cluster 6/28/1992 C-14 40mm Konig 1/6 field, 5 bright stars and lots of small stars. SK ES.
6866 20:02.1 +43.51 Cyg Open Cluster 5/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 20 stars, 1/4 field, sort of trapezoidal. ES.
6882 20:09.6 +26.24 Vul Open Cluster 6/28/1992 C-14 40mm Konig Connected to NGC 6885, 12 stars. SK ES.
6885 20:09.9 +26.20 Vul Open Cluster 5/31/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl Full field, triangle, 30 to 40 bright stars. Connected to NGC 6882. ES.
6905 20:20.5 +19.57 Del Planetary Nebula 6/28/1992 C-14 40mm Konig Very small, green, between two stars, no central star. SK ES.
6910 20:21.3 +40.37 Cyg Open Cluster 5/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/3 field, wishbone shape, 30 stars, no nebulosity. ES.
6934 20:31.7 +07.14 Del Globular Cluster 6/28/1992 C-14 40mm Konig 1/16 field, round, bright, brighter core, unresolved, very nice. SK ES.
6939 20:31.0 +60.39 Cep Open Cluster 9/17/1987 C-14 17mm Plossl This compact open cluster contains a nice dark lane with a straight line of stars on either side of it. JB MS.
6940 20:32.5 +28.08 Vul Open Cluster 5/31/1992 C-8 40mm Plossl 1/2 field, 250 stars, no nebulosity. ES.
6946 20:33.9 +59.58 Cep Spiral Galaxy 6/28/1992 C-14 40mm Konig Face on, 1/3 field, no central brightness, round. SK ES.
7000 20:57.0 +44.08 Cyg Diffuse Nebula 7/23/1988 8 x 40 finder North American Nebula. Faint, large, filled the finder. Subtle but beautiful. JB DB RD.
7006 20:59.1 +16.00 Del Globular Cluster 9/20/1990 10" f/5.5 9mm Nagler Very small and dim, round. ES RD DF.
7008 20:59.1 +54.21 Cyg Planetary Nebula 4/2/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1/16 field, no color, no central star seen, close to a double star. DB RD.
7009 21:01.4 -11.34 Aqr Planetary Nebula 7/16/1988 C-14 40mm Kellner The Saturn Nebula. Bright round and green. There is a faint spike protuding from either side of this planetary. JB DB.
7044 21:11.1 +42.17 Cyg Open Cluster 5/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/2 field, 50 stars, 1 bright star. No nebulosity. ES.
7062 21:21.5 +46.10 Cyg Open Cluster 5/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 1/6 field, 20 stars, no nebulosity. ES.
7086 21:29.0 +51.22 Cyg Open Cluster 6/28/1992 C-14 40mm Konig Full field, 3 bright stars, hundreds of dimmer stars. ES.
7128 21:42.4 +53.29 Cyg Open Cluster 6/28/1992 C-14 40mm Konig 1/10 field, a dozen stars in a little circlet. One bright orange star. Interesting. ES.
7142 21:44.0 +65.34 Cep Open Cluster 6/11/1991 10" f/5.5 17mm Plossl 1/3 field, 3 bright stars, 50 dim stars. RD.
7160 21:52.3 +62.22 Cep Open Cluster 6/11/1991 10" f/5.5 17mm Plossl 1/3 field, 2 bright stars, 15 moderately bright stars. RD.
7209 22:03.2 +46.15 Lac Open Cluster 5/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Full field, no nebulosity, 100 stars. ES.
7217 22:05.6 +31.07 Peg Spiral Galaxy 5/31/1992 C-8 17mm Plossl 1/16 field, 1:3 elongated, dim with brighter core. ES.
7243 22:13.2 +49.38 Lac Open Cluster 5/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 100 stars, full field, pretty. No nebulosity. ES.
7296 22:26.2 +52.02 Lac Open Cluster 5/31/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl 12 stars, 1/10 field. Less than amazing. ES.
7331 22:37.0 +34.26 Peg Spiral Galaxy 9/17/1987 C-14 17mm Plossl About 1/12 the field in length, this edge on view of a galaxy has a bright bulging core and a satellite galaxy nearby. JB MS.
7380 22:44.9 +57.49 Cep Open Cluster 8/21/1988 6" f/8 20mm Erfle Loose cluster of about 20 stars, 1/2 field. RD.
7448 22:57.6 +15.43 Peg Spiral Galaxy 9/20/1990 10" f/5.5 9mm Nagler Very small and dim, central brightness, no shape. ES RD DF.
7479 23:02.4 +12.03 Peg Barred Spiral
Galaxy
9/20/1990 10" f/5.5 9mm Nagler 1:4 elongation, 1/4 field, fairly bright with a bit of a dark lane. ES RD DF.
7510 23:09.2 +60.18 Cep Open Cluster 8/21/1988 6" f/8 20mm Erfle Small cluster. 5 or 6 brighter stars and many fairly compacted dimmer stars. RD.
7606 23:16.5 -08.46 Aqr Spiral Galaxy 9/20/1990 10" f/5.5 9mm Nagler Extremely small, very dim, no central brightness, no shape, boring. ES RD DF.
7662 23:23.5 +42.14 And Planetary Nebula 6/28/1992 C-14 40mm Konig Very small, very bright, very green, very round. No central star. ES.
7686 23:27.8 +48.51 And Open Cluster 8/21/1988 6" f/8 20mm Erfle Cluster of 15 dim stars and 3 bright stars. RD.
7723 23:39.0 -13.00 Aqr Spiral Galaxy 9/17/1987 C-14 17mm Plossl 1/4 of the field is filled by a fuzzy patch of non-descript shape. 2 stars are nearby. I could not see any central brightening. JB MS.
7727 23:40.0 -12.25 Aqr Spiral Galaxy 9/17/1987 C-14 17mm Plossl 1/4 of the field in size, this dim fuzz has a central brightness but no definable shape. JB MS.
7789 23:54.5 +56.26 Cas Open Cluster 4/2/1992 C-8 26mm Plossl Loose but fairly bright, almost full field. About 40 stars. RD.
7790 23:54.5 +60.56 Cas Open Cluster 8/21/1988 6" f/8 20mm Erfle Small cluster, 1/8 field. Dim buts lots of stars. RD.
7814 00:03.2 +16.15 Peg Spiral Galaxy 8/21/1988 6" f/8 20mm Erfle 1/4 of the field, dim, 1:4 elongated, no central brightness. RD.
Co-observers
RD=RL.Dietz, JB=Jeff Baldwin, DB=Dan Bakken, MS=Mike Sauser, MB=Mike Benz, JK=Jim Keef, ES=Eric Strang, SA=Stephanie Alex, BW=Bill Wilson, JR=Justin Rhodes, WC=Wayne Cunningham, SK=Steve Kraus, DF=Dale Fiske.