Dangau Mare March 20 2020.skylist

Observation log added (processed from SkySafari list)

Mar 21 2020 - 07:49

Added by: Florin Tiran

User's timezone: Europe/Athens

Observing site: Strada Șugău, România

Session notes:

Awesome 3 hours of observations. Dangau Mare is one of the best dark sky sites accesible from Cluj-Napoca and way better than those near Bucharest where I used to go in the last 3 years.

Saw the winter Milky Way, many star clusters visible with the naked eye (M47, M35, M44) and a very good overall seing. Observed Venus in the best conditions so far, also helped by an Atmoshpheric Dispersion Corrector (ADC) - being able to rise the magnification up to 350x.

Only scratched the surface of the spring DSOs in Leo - Virgo - Coma but some of them were very nice, with many "triplets" in Leo.
Total objects observed: 40

M 42 (NGC 1976)

Magnitude: 4 . Constellation: Ori

Type: OC+Neb.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:18:56

Venus

Magnitude: . Constellation:

Type: .

Comment: Amazing with ADC at 357x, 250mm Dob. Sharp and with some features near the terminator, looked quite like a small moon (52% illuminated). Also seen in "cyan mode" with an OIII filter out of curiosity, quite interesting.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:09:34

NGC 2478

Magnitude: 4.4 . Constellation: Pup

Type: OC.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:19:17

M 46 (NGC 2437)

Magnitude: 6.1 . Constellation: Pup

Type: OC.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:19:28

NGC 2438

Magnitude: 10.8 . Constellation: Pup

Type: PN.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:19:39

M 1 (NGC 1952)

Magnitude: 8.4 . Constellation: Tau

Type: Neb.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:21:34

Rosette nebula (NGC 2238)

Magnitude: 9999 . Constellation: Mon

Type: Neb.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:22:19

M 41 (NGC 2287)

Magnitude: 4.5 . Constellation: CMa

Type: OC.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:23:19

ATLAS

Magnitude: . Constellation:

Type: .

Comment: Really nice nucleus with humble tail. With 13mm Nagler. Estimated magnitude: 11

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:24:19

PANSTARRS

Magnitude: . Constellation:

Type: .

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:25:58

M 35 (NGC 2168)

Magnitude: 5.1 . Constellation: Gem

Type: OC.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:26:46

NGC 2158

Magnitude: 8.6 . Constellation: Gem

Type: OC.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:26:57

Eskimo nebula (NGC 2392, C 39)

Magnitude: 9.1 . Constellation: Gem

Type: PN.

Comment: Wow with OIII filter and 7mm Nagler (178x) - an outer layer could be seen distinctively. Without the filter the central star really popped up in the eyepiece.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:27:15

Praesepe (M 44, NGC 2632)

Magnitude: 3.1 . Constellation: Cnc

Type: OC.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:30:13

M 67 (NGC 2682)

Magnitude: 6.9 . Constellation: Cnc

Type: OC.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:30:22

M 66 (NGC 3627)

Magnitude: 9 . Constellation: Leo

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:30:40

M 65 (NGC 3623)

Magnitude: 9.3 . Constellation: Leo

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:30:47

NGC 3628

Magnitude: 9.8 . Constellation: Leo

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:30:58

NGC 3593

Magnitude: 10.8 . Constellation: Leo

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:31:07

NGC 3596

Magnitude: 11 . Constellation: Leo

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:31:17

NGC 3686

Magnitude: 11.1 . Constellation: Leo

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:31:29

NGC 3684

Magnitude: 11.5 . Constellation: Leo

Type: Gxy.

Comment: An area to revisit on a good dark sky. 4 galaxies in the same field, 3 of them on a same line (13mm Nagler)

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:31:41

NGC 3681

Magnitude: 11.7 . Constellation: Leo

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:33:13

NGC 3691

Magnitude: 12.7 . Constellation: Leo

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:33:22

NGC 3599

Magnitude: 11.7 . Constellation: Leo

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:33:35

NGC 3607

Magnitude: 9.9 . Constellation: Leo

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:33:45

NGC 3605

Magnitude: 12 . Constellation: Leo

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:33:54

NGC 3608

Magnitude: 10.8 . Constellation: Leo

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:34:03

M 96 (NGC 3368)

Magnitude: 9.3 . Constellation: Leo

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:34:26

M 95 (NGC 3351)

Magnitude: 10 . Constellation: Leo

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:34:35

M 105 (NGC 3379)

Magnitude: 9.4 . Constellation: Leo

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:34:43

NGC 3384

Magnitude: 9.7 . Constellation: Leo

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:34:51

NGC 3389

Magnitude: 11.8 . Constellation: Leo

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:35:03

NGC 4559 (C 36)

Magnitude: 9.8 . Constellation: Com

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:35:35

NGC 4565 (C 38)

Magnitude: 9.5 . Constellation: Com

Type: Gxy.

Comment: Really missed this one, awesome in 20mm Pentax

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:35:46

Owl nebula (M 97, NGC 3587)

Magnitude: 9.9 . Constellation: UMa

Type: PN.

Comment: Almost in the same field with m108 using Pentax 20mm eyepiece

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:36:44

M 108 (NGC 3556)

Magnitude: 10.2 . Constellation: UMa

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:37:50

M 37 (NGC 2099)

Magnitude: 5.6 . Constellation: Aur

Type: OC.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:38:37

M 36 (NGC 1960)

Magnitude: 6 . Constellation: Aur

Type: OC.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:38:45

M 38 (NGC 1912)

Magnitude: 6.4 . Constellation: Aur

Type: OC.

Observed At: 2020-03-21 09:38:52