13-14 Dec Comana 2018.skylist

Observation log added (processed from SkySafari list)

Dec 17 2018 - 09:59

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 an amazing evening with clear skies and good seeing.

The true "star" of the night was comet 46P/Wirtanen. It was close to the maximum approach to us ( in 16 December). It was visible with the naked eye from Comana - a not so dark sky (35 km from Bucharest). With a bright nucleus and fuzzy surroundings. Roundish form, without a clear comma. Amazing in both 34mm Meade and in 13 mm Nagler. Comparable with M44 cluster but a little smaller.

Equipment: 250 mm dob.
Total objects observed: 16

M 77 (NGC 1068)

Magnitude: 9.1 . Constellation: Cet

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-12-13 22:17:00

NGC 1055

Magnitude: 10.9 . Constellation: Cet

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-12-13 22:17:11

NGC 1535

Magnitude: 9.6 . Constellation: Eri

Type: PN.

Observed At: 2018-12-13 23:40:59

M 79 (NGC 1904)

Magnitude: 7.7 . Constellation: Lep

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-12-13 23:53:02

IC 418

Magnitude: 11 . Constellation: Lep

Type: PN.

Observed At: 2018-12-13 23:58:16

M 46 (NGC 2437)

Magnitude: 6.1 . Constellation: Pup

Type: OC.

Observed At: 2018-12-14 12:54:18

NGC 2438

Magnitude: 10.8 . Constellation: Pup

Type: PN.

Observed At: 2018-12-14 12:54:38

NGC 2478

Magnitude: 4.4 . Constellation: Pup

Type: OC.

Observed At: 2018-12-14 12:54:48

Rosette nebula (NGC 2238)

Magnitude: 9999 . Constellation: Mon

Type: Neb.

Observed At: 2018-12-14 12:55:08

M 78 (NGC 2068)

Magnitude: 8 . Constellation: Ori

Type: Neb.

Observed At: 2018-12-14 12:55:22

NGC 2024

Magnitude: 9999 . Constellation: Ori

Type: Neb.

Observed At: 2018-12-14 12:55:42

M 42 (NGC 1976)

Magnitude: 4 . Constellation: Ori

Type: OC+Neb.

Observed At: 2018-12-14 12:56:16

Praesepe (M 44, NGC 2632)

Magnitude: 3.1 . Constellation: Cnc

Type: OC.

Observed At: 2018-12-14 12:56:58

Wirtanen

Magnitude: . Constellation:

Type: .

Comment: It had a bright nucleus and fuzzy surroundings. Roundish form, without a clear comma. Equipment: 250 mm dob. Amazing in both 34mm Meade and in 13 mm Nagler. Visible with the naked eye from a not so dark sky (35 km from Bucharest). Comparable with M44 clus

Observed At: 2018-12-14 12:57:12

Triangulum galaxy (M 33, NGC 598)

Magnitude: 5.8 . Constellation: Tri

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-12-14 13:03:15

NGC 2419 (C 25)

Magnitude: 10.3 . Constellation: Lyn

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-12-14 13:04:14