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Andromeda Ara Aquila Aquarius Auriga Bootes
Camelopardalis Canes Venatici Canis Major Cancer Carina Cassiopeia
Centaurus Cepheus Cetus Coma Berenices Corona Australis Corona Borealis
Crux Cygnus Delphinus Dorado Draco Eridanus
Gemini Hercules Lacerta Leo Lupus Lyra
Lynx Monoceros Ophiuchus Orion    
Pegasus Perseus Pisces  Puppis    
Sagitta Sagittarius Scutum Scorpio Serpens Sextant
Triangulum Taurus Ursa Major Vela Virgo Vulpecula

 
HR Scope
Name
Type Con RA Dec Remarks

Delphinus

2 C11
NGC 6891
PlnNb Del 20:15.2 +12:42 Small, round, bluish nebula. Best seen with 187x and UHC. Brightness not uniform, but shows more faint area along the edge, especially at the NW-side.
1 C14

NGC 6905

PlnNb Del 20:22.4 +20:07 "Blue flash nebula" (recently added to favourites)
2 C11

NGC 6905

PlnNb Del 20:22.4 +20:07 "Blue flash nebula"
Nice view at 187x without filters because of rich starfield. UHC and OIII improve contrast of the nebula.
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1 C14
NGC 6934
GloCl Del 20:34.1 +07:24  (recently added to favourites)
2 C11
NGC 6934
GloCl Del 20:34.1 +07:24 Nice globular for larger scopes, shows a few resolved stars with high power and averted vision
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Doradus

1 Bino
AT80

LMC

Galxy Dor ... ... "Large Magellanic Cloud" - of couse only seen with bino's and travel/spottingscope...

Draco

1 AP13
C14

NGC 65907

Galxy Dra     "Splinter Eye galaxy"  (recently added to favourites)
2 C11

NGC 6503

Galxy Dra 17:49.4 +70.09 Bright elongated, lenticular galaxy. Smooth appearance, no core visible
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1 C14

NGC 6543

PlnNb Dra 17:58.6 +66:38 "Cat's Eye nebula"  (recently added to favourites)
2 C11

NGC 6543

PlnNb Dra 17:58.6 +66:38 "Cat's Eye nebula". Bright, oval, blue-green planetary. Faint outer halo visible, UHC and OIII make the halo stand out better. 
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Eridanus

2 C11

NGC 1535

PlnNb Eri 04:14.2 -12:44 Very bright, faint outer regions visible. Better contrast with UHC. Despite the low position in the Dutch skies there is an indication of bluish color. 
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Gemini

1 AT80
GS80
LX10
C11
M 35
OpnCl Gem 06:08.9 +24:20 Click here for: SEDS info-page + picture 
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1 C14
NGC 2371/2
PlnNb Gem     (recently added to favourites)
1 C11
NGC 2392
PlnNb Gem 07:29.2 +20:55 "Eskimo nebula"
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2 LX10
MK67
C11

NGC 2158

OpnCl Gem 06:07.5 +24:06 Nice little cluster next to M35
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2 C11

NGC 2266

OpnCl Gem 06:43.2 +26:58 Beautiful triangular cluster with one side of bright stars and lots of fainter stars
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2 C11

PK 189+ 7.1

PlnNb Gem ... ... Nice little planetary, round and smooth
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2 C11

PK 194+ 21

PlnNb Gem ... ... Nice small planetary, bright core, more faint towards the edge.
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Hercules

1 ! AP13
MK67
LX10
C11
M 13
GloCl Her 16:41.7 +36:28 Superb globular, absolute favourite, together with M42 and Veil nebula
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1 C11
M 92
GloCl Her 17:17.1 +43:08 Very fine globular
2 LX10
M 92
GloCl Her 17:17.1 +43:08 Beautiful globular cluster, some stars already resolved with 50x
1 C11
NGC 6210
PlnNb Her 16:44.5 +23:49 This planetary shows a beautiful baby-blue color

Lacerta

1 C11

NG C7209

OpnCl Lac 22:05.2 +46:30 Very beautiful cluster because of the very particular arrangement of the stars: Lots of stars in curved strings. The strings of brightes stars form the shape of a scorpion

Leo

1 C14
M 65
Galxy Leo ... ...  
2 MK67
C11
M 65
Galxy Leo ... ...  
2 MK67
C11
M 66
Galxy Leo ... ...  
2 MK67
LX10
C11

NGC 2903

Galxy Leo ... ... Very nice elongated galaxy with bright core
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2 C11
NGC 3521
Galxy Leo ... ... A bright elongated galaxy with a very bright core

Lupus

2 AT80
NGC5822
OpnCl Lup ... ... A cluster of many faint stars (max. mag. 10). This cluster has a very special shape with many strings of stars.

Lyra

1 MK67
AP13
C11
M 57
PlnNb Lyr ... ... "Ring nebula" - On a good clear night, with low power (140x), the sight of the nebula, in the rich field with many stars, is outstanding.
The MK67 with Pentax XL 40mm EP (45x) shows a beautiful field with a very small but distictly annular nebula.
1 C14
M 56
GloCl Lyr ... ...  (recently added to favourites)
2 C11
M 56
GloCl Lyr ... ... Lot of resolved stars with medium power. Very rich field.

Lynx

2 C11

NGC 2683

Galxy Lyn ... ... A very nice and bright elongated galaxy. Slightly brighter core. Looks like a small version of M31

Monoceros

1 GS80
NGC 2264
OpnCl Mon ... ... "Christmastree cluster"
1 AP13
NGC 2237
BrtNb Mon ... ... "Rosette nebula"  (recently added to favourites)
1 C11

NGC 2251

BrtNb Mon ... ... "Hubble's variable nebula" - small comet-shaped nebula. A very nice show with the C11 at nights with good transparency.
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2 Bino
AT80
C11
NGC 2264
OpnCl Mon ... ...  
2 C11
Cr 107
OpnCl Mon ... ... Large and sparse. A circle of bright stars just within one FOV at 70x, very rich field.
2 C11
M 50
OpnCl Mon ... ... Very nice with low power
2 C11
NGC 2252
OpnCl Mon ... ... Large, lot of faint stars, attractive curled shape
2 C11
NGC 2324
OpnCl Mon ... ... Lots of faint stars!
2 C11
Cr 104
OpnCl Mon ... ... A long string of stars next to NGC2244. Extremely rich area
2 C11
Mel 72
OpnCl Mon ... ... Lots of faint stars in triangular shape. One bright star in corner

Ophiuchus

1 AT80
NGC 6633
OpnCl Oph ... ... A beautiful cluster for low power (40x), a lot of bright stars. Nice but sparse with higher power.
1 C11
M 10
GloCl Oph ... ... Beautiful globular cluster, a lot of resolved stars with 140x
2 MK67
LX10
C11
M 12
GloCl Oph ... ... Beautiful globular cluster, a lot of resolved stars with 100x
2 MK67

NGC 4665

OpnCl Oph ... ... Large but sparse cluster, pretty view with lowest power (45x) and the large FOV of the Pentax 40mm EP.
1 C14
NGC 6309
PlnNb Oph ... ... "Box nebula"  (recently added to favourites)
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1 C14
NGC 6572
PlnNb Oph ... ... "Emerald nebula"  (recently added to favourites)
2 C11
NGC 6572
PlnNb Oph ... ... This bright planetary shows a nice soft baby-blue colour

Orion

1 ! all
M 42
BrtNb Ori ... ... "Great Orion nebula"  
Absolute favourite, together with M13 and Veil nebula
1 C14
M 43
BrtNb Ori ... ...  (recently added to favourites)
2 C11
M 43
BrtNb Ori ... ... Large and bright (with Lumicon Deepsky filter)
1 C14
NGC 2022
PlnNb Ori ... ...  (recently added to favourites)
2 C11
NGC 1973
BrtNb Ori ... ... Beautiful patch of bright nebulosity near M42 and M43
2 LX10
C11
NGC 2194
OpnCl Ori ... ...  
2 C11

NGC 2024

BrtNb Ori ... ... "Flame nebula" Dark area very obvious, nebulosity greatly enhanced with Lumicon Deepsky filter
2 C11

IC 434

BrtNb Ori ... ... Large aera of bright nebulosity south of Zeta Ori. Very obvious with UHC. Contains het famous Horsehead nebula which can be just spotted on good dark nights as a dark patch in the nebula. 
2 C11
NGC 2023
BrtNb Ori ... ... Patch of bright nebulosity around a bright star, just south of NGC2024

Pegasus

1 C11

M 15

GloCl Peg 21:30.0 +12:10 Very beautiful globular, shows a compact core that is much more bright than the outer regions
1 C11

NGC 7331

Galxy Peg 22:37.1 +34:25 "Little Andromeda"  Very pretty elongated galaxy with very bright core and extended outer regions. Almost edge-on.
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1 C14

NGC 7332

Galxy Peg 22:37.4 +23:48  (recently added to favourites)
2 C11

NGC 7332

Galxy Peg 22:37.4 +23:48 An even smaller "Andromeda". Small elongated galaxy with bright core. Very much like NGC7331 but only 1/3 the size, very pretty.
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2 C11
NGC 7497
Galxy Peg 23:09.1 +18:11 A faint but interesting looking galaxy. Rather large and elongated.
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Perseus

1 Bino

Mel 20

OpnCl Per 03:22 +49:40 "Alpha Persei association" Beautiful area with low power, great to move around in with C11, but especially a bino-object.
1 AT80
AP13
NGC 869
OpnCl Per 02:09.3 +57:09 Member of the "Double cluster"
1 AT80
AP13
NGC 884
OpnCl Per 02:09.7 +57:10 Member of the "Double cluster"
1 C11

NGC 1528

OpnCl Per 04:15.5 +51:13 A beautiful bright and rich cluster. Fills up the FOV @ 70x. Several arcs of stars give this cluster a special look. 
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2 C11

M 34

OpnCl Per 02:42.3 +42:48  
2 C11
NGC 1245
OpnCl Per 03:14.9 +47:15  
1 C14

NGC 1579

BrtNb Per      (recently added to favourites)
1 C14

NGC 1023

Galxy Per 02:40.6 +39:05  (recently added to favourites)
2 C11

NGC 1023

Galxy Per 02:40.6 +39:05 Bright lens-shaped galaxy, like a miniature M31
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2 C11
NGC 1491
BrtNb Per 04:03.5 +51:19 Small patch of emissionnebula, bright and best view without filter. OIII gives more contrast.
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1 C14
M 76
PlnNb Per 01:425 +51:35 "Little Dumbbell nebula".  (recently added to favourites)
2 LX10
C11
M 76
PlnNb Per 01:42.5 +51:35 "Little Dumbbell nebula".
Using UHC on the C11 @ 93x shows hints of the outer nebulosity on both sides of the dumbbell.

Pisces

2 C11

NGC 7541

Galxy Psc 23:14.7 +04:32 Nice little galaxy, almost edge-on. An elongated streak of light of uniform brightness.
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Puppis

1 C11
M 46
OpnCl Pup 07:41.9 -14:49 Beautiful cluster, very special because of foreground (background?) planetary NGC2438
2 Bino
AT80
C11

M 47

OpnCl Pup 07:36.7 -14:29  
2 C11

NGC 2440

PlnNb Pup ... ... Nice small planetary, bluish and in a very rich field.
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1 C14
NGC 2438
PlnNb Pup 07:42.0 -14:44 (recently added to favourites)
2 C11
NGC 2438
PlnNb Pup 07:42.0 -14:44 Fore- or background to M46. Very special!
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Scorpio

1 Bino
AT80
M 7
OpnCl Sco 17:45.1 -34:48 Wonderful cluster for bino's and small scopes
1 AT80
M 6
OpnCl Sco 17:40.6 -32:16 "Butterfly cluster" Wonderful cluster for small instruments
1 AT80
M 4
GloCl Sco 16:23.8 -26:32 In the dark, clear skies of the Sierra Nevada (southern Spain) this great globular showed many resolved stars with the AT80
2 AT80
NGC 6281, NGC 6124, NGC 6400,  Tr 24
OpnCl Sco     Some nice clusters in Scorpio

Scutum

1 LX10
C11
M 11
OpnCl Sct 18:51.1 -06:16 "Wild duck cluster" - very rich custer, beautiful with all EP's. Most spectacular with the C11 at 140x
2 C11

IC 1295

PlnNb Sct 18:54.6 -08:50 Large, round planetary, hardly visible without filter, comes out well with UHC

Serpens

1 C11
M 5
GloCl Ser 15:18.7 +02:04 Very fine globular
1 C11
M 16
OpnCl+Nb Ser 18:19.0 -13:47 Despite a very low position above the horizon and "grey nights" the C11 at 70x + UHC shows the nebula around the open cluster
2 AT80
IC 4756
OpnCl Ser 18:39.2 +05:27 Beautiful cluster for small scopes and low power (best at 30x)

Sextant

1 C14

NGC 3115

Galxy Sex 10:05.4 -07:44 "Spindle galaxy" (recently added to favourites)
2 C11

NGC 3115

Galxy Sex 10:05.4 -07:44 "Spindle galaxy" Fine edge-on galaxy, a very bright core and a long, narrow streak of outer regions 
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Sagitta

2 LX10
C11

M 71

GloCl Sgr 19:53.9 +18:47 Very rich field

Sagittarius

1 Bino
AT80
LX10
C11
M 24
OpnCl Sgr ... ... Fields full of stars...
1 Bino
AT80
LX10
M 25
OpnCl Sgr ... ... Rich cluster with dense milkyway area as background
1 Bino
AT80
MK67
C11
M 8
BrtNb Sgr ... ... "Lagoon nebula" A favorite for small instruments because of the extremely beautiful field, one of the best sights in the sky (including M20 and M21). With the C11 at low power + UHC or OIII filter the nebula can be seen with much detail.
1 AT80
C11
M 22
GloCl Sgr ... ... In the dark, clear skies of the Sierra Nevada (southern Spain) this great globular showed many resolved stars with the AT80 With the C11 this globular is almost as impressive as M13, while M13 is high in the sky and M22 is very low above the horizon...
1 LX10
M 23
OpnCl Sgr ... ... Rich cluster with strings of bright stars
1 MK67
C11
M 17
BrtNb Sgr ... ... "Omega nebula" Very bright and lots of detail with OIII. Also very nice view without filter, the rich surrounding starfield adds to the view.
1 LX10
C11
M 20
BrtNb Sgr ... ... "Trifid nebula" - shape and dark lanes visible, despite of low altitude and "grey nights"
2 AT80

NGC 6530

OpnCl Sgr 18:04.8 -24:22 Within Lagoon nebula
1 C14
NGC 6603
OpnCl Sgr 18:18.6 -18:24 (recently added to favourites)
2 LX10
C11
NGC 6603
OpnCl Sgr 18:18.6 -18:24 Subtle little cluster within M24. An elongated haze and some resolved stars.

Taurus

1 Bino
AT80
AP13
M 45
OpnCl Tau 03:47.2 +24:08 "Pleiades" Superb sight with the AP13 @ 20x of 25x, Merope nebula stands out well when the sky is transparant!
1 C11

NGC 1514

PlnNb Tau 04:09.5 +30:47 Very interesting planetary, a bright star (mag. 9.4) with a faint (mag. 11), round, large (2') nebula around it. Using UHC makes the nebula much better visible.
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2 LX10
C11
M 45
OpnCl Tau 03:47.2 +24:08  
1 C14

M 1

SnRem Tau 05:34.8 +22:01 "Crab nebula" (recently added to favourites)
2 C11

M 1

SnRem Tau 05:34.8 +22:01 "Crab nebula" Large, bright, shape very well recognizable
2 Bino
C11
NGC 1746
OpnCl Tau 05:04.1 +23:46  

Triangulum

2 AP13
C11

M 33

Galxy Tri 01:34.1 +30:41 With good transparency some structure is visible, light and dark area's and of course the bright gasnebula NGC604
2 AP13
LX10
C11

NGC 604

BrtNb Tri 01:34.5 +30:48 Very large starforming region in M33! Easy to see, significant increase in contrast with UHC
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Ursa Major

1 LX10
C11
M 82
Galxy UMa 09:56.1 +69:40 Bright, large, elongated, two dark bands across visible
1 C14

M 81

Galxy UMa 09:55.8 +69:03  (recently added to favourites)
2 C11

M 81

Galxy UMa 09:55.8 +69:03 Fine, bright galaxy, diffuse oval shape with very bright core
1 C14

M 97

PlnNb UMa     "Owl nebula" (recently added to favourites)
2 AT80
GS80
LX10
C11

M 97

PlnNb UMa 11:15.0 +55:00 "Owl nebula"
1 C14

M 108

Galxy UMa      (recently added to favourites)
1 C14

NGC 3079

Galxy UMa      (recently added to favourites)
1 C14

NGC 3953

Galxy UMa      (recently added to favourites)
1 C14

NGC 4088

Galxy UMa      (recently added to favourites)
1 C14

NGC 4157

Galxy UMa      (recently added to favourites)
2 C11

NGC 2841

Galxy UMa 09:22.3 +50:58 Like a small M31, bright core and broad oval shape
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Vela

2 Bino
AT80
IC 2395
OpnCl Vel 08:42.6 -48:08  
2 Bino
AT80
NGC 2547
OpnCl Vel 08:10.2 -49:13  

Virgo

1 ! C11
C14
M 104
Galxy Vir 12:40.0 -11:37 "Sombrero galaxy" The shape of the galaxy and the dark band are visible. I find it to be the most beautiful galaxy to observe with this scope.
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1 C14

M 90

Galxy Vir      (recently added to favourites)
1 C14
NGC 4567 NGC 4568
Galxy Vir 12:36.5 +11:15 "Siamese twins"  (recently added to favourites)
2 C11
NGC 4567 NGC 4568
Galxy Vir 12:36.5 +11:15 "Siamese twins" Pair of interacting galaxies
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2 C11
NGC 4388
Galxy Vir 12:25.8 +12:40 Nice edge-on galaxy, with low power in same FOV with M84 and M86
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2 C11
M 61
Galxy Vir 12:21.9 +04:28 Nice example of face-on galaxy
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2 C11

NGC 4526

Galxy Vir 12:34.0 +07:42 Large, bright, lens-shaped. Positioned between two mag. 7 stars.
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2 C11

NGC 4666

Galxy Vir 12:45.1 -00:28 Pretty elongated, almost edge-on galaxy. High magnification show a mottled structure in the central and brightest area.
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1 C14

NGC 4206

Galxy Vir      (recently added to favourites)
1 C14

NGC 4216

Galxy Vir      (recently added to favourites)
1 C14

NGC 5746

Galxy Vir 14:44.9 +01:57  (recently added to favourites)
2 C11

NGC 5746

Galxy Vir 14:44.9 +01:57 Fine edge-on near 109 Virginis
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2 MK67

3C 273

Quasar Vir 12:29.1 +02:06 Brightest quasar and most remote object to be seen by amateurs with modest telescopes.
Shows as a magn. 128 star, varies in brightness between 12 and 13. Distance = 2000.000.000 ly
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Vulpecula

1 C11
M 27
PlnNb Vul 19:59.6 +22:43 "Dumbbell nebula" Using a UHC-filter shows lots of structure
1 C11

NGC 6940

OpnCl Vul 20:34.4 +28:17 Very beautiful OC with the C11 at low power. Very rich field and nice double Struve 2698 on the edge of the cluster 
2 Bino
AT80
GS80
LX10
M 27
PlnNb Vul 19:59.6 +22:43 "Dumbbell nebula"
2 LX10
C11
NGC 6882
OpnCl Vul 20:11.7 +26:33 Partly superimposed with NGC6885, amazing 3D-effect
2 LX10
C11

NGC 6885

OpnCl Vul 20:11.9 +26:29 Partly superimposed with NGC6882, amazing 3D-effect

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