Comana 12-13 Oct.skylist

Observation log added (processed from SkySafari list)

Oct 15 2018 - 08:25

Added by: Florin Tiran

User's timezone: Europe/Bucharest

Observing site: Parcul Natural Comana, Strada Gellu Naum 608, Comana 087055, România

Session notes:

We had a pretty good observing night, with ok seeing above 20 degrees altitude (there was some dust in the atmosphere and some clouds near the horizon when we arrived at the site).

I collimated my Dob, aligned the finder and it was ready for work in a few minutes. We took a tour of the constellations, looked at a few summer targets and challenged a beginner friend to find the Ring Nebula and the Andromeda Galaxy by himself.

The hours quickly passed and winter targets were showing up. We enjoyed Crab and Skull Nebulas, galaxies from Cetus and Eridanus, the Rosette complex (at first we only saw the stars from the open cluster without the nebula; only in the morning, before leaving the site I was able to notice the nebula as well).

It goes without saying that the Orion Nebula was under the spotlight almost all night, with different eyepieces (7mm, 13mm Naglers and 34mm Meade) and with and without UHC filter.

We left around 4:30 AM when some clouds also started to take over the sky.
Total objects observed: 27

M 13 (NGC 6205)

Magnitude: 5.8 . Constellation: Her

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-10-12 23:09:09

Ring nebula in Lyra (M 57, NGC 6720)

Magnitude: 8.8 . Constellation: Lyr

Type: PN.

Observed At: 2018-10-12 23:09:34

Dumbell Nebula (M 27, NGC 6853)

Magnitude: 7.4 . Constellation: Vul

Type: PN.

Observed At: 2018-10-12 23:11:55

Helix nebula (NGC 7293, C 63)

Magnitude: 7.3 . Constellation: Aqr

Type: PN.

Observed At: 2018-10-12 23:57:11

NGC 246 (C 56)

Magnitude: 10.9 . Constellation: Cet

Type: PN.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 00:00:38

Blinking planetary (NGC 6826, C 15)

Magnitude: 8.8 . Constellation: Cyg

Type: PN.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 00:10:54

Sculptor galaxy (NGC 253, C 65)

Magnitude: 7.8 . Constellation: Scl

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 00:13:52

NGC 247 (C 62)

Magnitude: 9.2 . Constellation: Cet

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 00:21:30

M 15 (NGC 7078)

Magnitude: 6.3 . Constellation: Peg

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 00:39:00

M 71 (NGC 6838)

Magnitude: 8.4 . Constellation: Sge

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 00:39:16

M 2 (NGC 7089)

Magnitude: 6.6 . Constellation: Aqr

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 00:42:04

NGC 2024

Magnitude: 9999 . Constellation: Ori

Type: Neb.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 02:06:30

NGC 2244 (C 50)

Magnitude: 4.8 . Constellation: Mon

Type: OC+Neb.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 02:13:03

Eskimo nebula (NGC 2392, C 39)

Magnitude: 9.1 . Constellation: Gem

Type: PN.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 02:28:15

NGC 1055

Magnitude: 10.9 . Constellation: Cet

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 02:43:42

M 77 (NGC 1068)

Magnitude: 9.1 . Constellation: Cet

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 02:43:54

NGC 1535

Magnitude: 9.6 . Constellation: Eri

Type: PN.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 02:47:18

M 79 (NGC 1904)

Magnitude: 7.7 . Constellation: Lep

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 02:55:12

NGC 1395

Magnitude: 10 . Constellation: Eri

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 03:11:30

NGC 2841

Magnitude: 9.5 . Constellation: UMa

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 03:24:34

NGC 3077

Magnitude: 10.5 . Constellation: UMa

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 03:30:02

IC 2149

Magnitude: 11 . Constellation: Aur

Type: PN.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 03:33:28

Blue Snowball (NGC 7662, C 22)

Magnitude: 8.3 . Constellation: And

Type: PN.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 03:37:23

M 74 (NGC 628)

Magnitude: 9.5 . Constellation: Psc

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 22:08:52

Triangulum galaxy (M 33, NGC 598)

Magnitude: 5.8 . Constellation: Tri

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 22:09:06

M 1 (NGC 1952)

Magnitude: 8.4 . Constellation: Tau

Type: Neb.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 22:10:12

Rosette nebula (NGC 2238)

Magnitude: 9999 . Constellation: Mon

Type: Neb.

Observed At: 2018-10-13 22:10:35