Comana 11-12 Iulie With Vixen 130mm.skylist

Observation log added (processed from SkySafari list)

Jul 12 2018 - 07:27

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 observing session with clear skies after almost 2 weeks of rain and clouds. A clear atmosphere, great seeing and sharp contrast for Saturn, Jupiter and Mars.

I brought my smaller telescope - a 130mm Vixen SF (on a Porta II alt-az mount) mainly because I wanted do some tests and see what it’s capable of. I was glad to meet someone who brought a 250mm Skywatcher - in order to enjoy the best views for planets.

Even if the difference between a 10” a 5” telescope is huge, I’m delighted by the sharp optics of the smaller Vixen, it’s portability and amazing overall performance (in good atmospheric conditions but not a dark sky). The globulars are fuzzy things with stars resolved on the edges, bright planetary nebulas are ok, but galaxies are really just small fuzzy things. Anyway - I was amazed that some objects (NGC 6503 galaxy in Draco, NGC 6638 globular in Sgr) were observable even trough this small 5” reflector.
Total objects observed: 35

M 4 (NGC 6121)

Magnitude: 5.4 . Constellation: Sco

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-07-11 22:57:34

Whirlpool galaxy (M 51, NGC 5194)

Magnitude: 8.5 . Constellation: CVn

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-07-11 23:02:40

M 101 (NGC 5457)

Magnitude: 7.5 . Constellation: UMa

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-07-11 23:08:11

M 13 (NGC 6205)

Magnitude: 5.8 . Constellation: Her

Type: GC.

Comment: In 250mm Ioan's

Observed At: 2018-07-11 23:14:06

M 53 (NGC 5024)

Magnitude: 7.7 . Constellation: Com

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-07-11 23:15:44

M 3 (NGC 5272)

Magnitude: 6.3 . Constellation: CVn

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-07-11 23:15:57

M 64 (NGC 4826)

Magnitude: 8.4 . Constellation: Com

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-07-11 23:18:03

M 5 (NGC 5904)

Magnitude: 5.7 . Constellation: Ser

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-07-11 23:25:02

M 80 (NGC 6093)

Magnitude: 7.3 . Constellation: Sco

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-07-11 23:27:59

M 107 (NGC 6171)

Magnitude: 7.8 . Constellation: Oph

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-07-11 23:29:31

M 9 (NGC 6333)

Magnitude: 7.8 . Constellation: Oph

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-07-11 23:30:24

M 22 (NGC 6656)

Magnitude: 5.2 . Constellation: Sgr

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-07-11 23:32:09

NGC 6642

Magnitude: 8.9 . Constellation: Sgr

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-07-11 23:33:17

M 28 (NGC 6626)

Magnitude: 6.9 . Constellation: Sgr

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-07-11 23:38:05

NGC 6638

Magnitude: 9.2 . Constellation: Sgr

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-07-11 23:39:19

Dumbell Nebula (M 27, NGC 6853)

Magnitude: 7.4 . Constellation: Vul

Type: PN.

Observed At: 2018-07-11 23:45:56

Ring nebula in Lyra (M 57, NGC 6720)

Magnitude: 8.8 . Constellation: Lyr

Type: PN.

Observed At: 2018-07-11 23:46:56

Veil nebula (NGC 6960, C 34)

Magnitude: 9999 . Constellation: Cyg

Type: SNR.

Comment: With UHC in Vixen130mm, 32mm Televue Plossl

Observed At: 2018-07-12 00:05:10

Veil nebula (NGC 6995)

Magnitude: 9999 . Constellation: Cyg

Type: SNR.

Comment: With UHC filter in 130mm Vixen, 32mm Televue Plossl

Observed At: 2018-07-12 00:05:46

M 71 (NGC 6838)

Magnitude: 8.4 . Constellation: Sge

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-07-12 00:10:52

NGC 6503

Magnitude: 10.6 . Constellation: Dra

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-07-12 00:24:13

NGC 6543 (C 6)

Magnitude: 8.1 . Constellation: Dra

Type: PN.

Observed At: 2018-07-12 00:34:46

NGC 6530

Magnitude: 4.6 . Constellation: Sgr

Type: OC+Neb.

Observed At: 2018-07-12 00:43:10

NGC 6533

Magnitude: 9999 . Constellation: Sgr

Type: OC+Neb.

Observed At: 2018-07-12 00:43:25

Trifid nebula (M 20, NGC 6514)

Magnitude: 6.3 . Constellation: Sgr

Type: OC+Neb.

Observed At: 2018-07-12 00:45:20

M 21 (NGC 6531)

Magnitude: 5.9 . Constellation: Sgr

Type: OC.

Observed At: 2018-07-12 00:46:19

NGC 6544

Magnitude: 7.5 . Constellation: Sgr

Type: GC.

Observed At: 2018-07-12 00:47:13

Omega nebula (M 17, NGC 6618)

Magnitude: 6 . Constellation: Sgr

Type: OC+Neb.

Observed At: 2018-07-12 00:49:37

M 16 (NGC 6611)

Magnitude: 6 . Constellation: Ser

Type: OC+Neb.

Observed At: 2018-07-12 00:50:05

M 31 (NGC 224)

Magnitude: 3.6 . Constellation: And

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-07-12 09:15:18

M 110 (NGC 205)

Magnitude: 8.2 . Constellation: And

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-07-12 09:15:33

M 32 (NGC 221)

Magnitude: 8.3 . Constellation: And

Type: Gxy.

Observed At: 2018-07-12 09:15:49

NGC 404

Magnitude: 10.2 . Constellation: And

Type: Gxy.

Comment: Seen in Ioan's 250mm Skywatcher, unable to see it in my 130mm Vixen

Observed At: 2018-07-12 09:16:05

M 7 (NGC 6475)

Magnitude: 3.3 . Constellation: Sco

Type: OC.

Observed At: 2018-07-12 09:40:39

Col 399

Magnitude: 3.6 . Constellation: Vul

Type: OC.

Observed At: 2018-07-12 09:42:37