M65 - BFT.
M66 - I made a crude sketch of the object in my notebook.
NGC 3628 and M95 - nope. Couldnt see.
M96 - looked like a flattened Corona Borealis. Made a sketch.
M105 - didnt see.
M35 - üretty open cluster in Gemini, similar in style to M36,37,38 in Auriga.
View of M44 rounded off a productive night. Afterwards some naked eye exploring was undertaken. Checking the sky maps later I had identified Alphard in Hydra and Spica in Virgo.
What follows are the notes I made following a detailed examination of Saturn, its rings and satellites. A sketch exists in my loose leaf binder of the night's observation, must scan that in.
- Cassini Division seen both sides.
- Left side inner and outer rings same brightness.
- Right side outer ring slightly darker than inner.
- Belt seen on main planet body halfway down at equator.
- Shadow of ring seen clearly on planet body.
- First moon at 12 o'clock of planet in angle.
- 2nd moon at 3 o'clock of plant but further away.
- 3rd moon very faint, close to planet at 4 o'clock. (these moon location were latzer checked on the web)
- Angle is as displayed in sketch (scan diagram in!)
So with observations of Algeiba and 4 new Messiers, and a systematic observation of Saturn, it was a successful night.