Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Draco, Aquila, Delphinus and Cepheus

M102 - A BFT with two stars inside, one brighter than the other.

Beta Cepheii - nice double.

NGC 6939 - open cluster too big for my 26mm eyepiece.

NGC 1023 - didnt see.

Gamma Delphini - pretty double

Aquila

NGC 6766 - dull cluster

NGC 6709 - nicer cluster

M11 - Wild Duck Cluster - one of the most beautiful Messiers - will return to this!

M26 - after M11 - boring!

NGC 6712 - not bad but faint globular

Cygnus

M29 - pleasant cluster

M39 - ooh pretty - what is the difference between open and galactic clusters?

M27 Dumbbell Nebula - Gorgeous elongatedlobed oval shape. Large object.

NGC 6952/6900 Veil Nebula - impossible to see.


Ophiuchus

M10 - nice globular

M12 nice and bigger

M14 similar to M10 and M12

M19, M62 and M 5 - couldnt see.

M16 - nice cluster

Monday, June 18, 2007

Summer Triangle

M57 - Ring Nebula - nice to see this smoke ring again.

M13 - could resolve stars at periphery in higher power.

M14 - smasll globular

M12 - nice globular in relatively bright starfield.

Albireo - beautiful stable image.

M29 - small nice cluster

M393 - nope - house wall!

M27 - Dumbbell Nebula - best object so far tonight.

NGC 6866- nice cluster


Daytime session - occultation of Venus

Didnt see the actual event but was thrilled to simply spot Venus itself and its pahse like the moon, after the event.