NexStar 50 Club Observation Log

Name: Willie K. Yee, M.D.
NexStar Telescope Model(s): NexStar 8 SE
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Object: 1 - Orion Nebula… M42 / NGC1976
Date Observed: 9/21/10
Comments: Stone Mountain Farm
32 mm TV Plossl and Orion Sky Glow Filter. Visible without any filters in spite of 3 days to Full Moon.

Object: 2 - Hercules Cluster… M13 / NGC6205
Date Observed: 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
Speers-Waler 17 mm eyepiece

Object: 3 – Ring Nebula… M57 / NGC6720
Date Observed: 6/17/10
Comments: First Light ! Ring characteristic visible
25 mmPl eyepiece

Object: 4 - Saturn
Date Observed: 7/3/10
Comments: 44/55 c/ R. Rizzo, rings nearly edge on, one band on planet

Object: 5 – Moon
Date Observed: 6/18/10
Comments: Terminator at 1st quarter

Object: 6 – Andromeda… M31 / NGC224
Date Observed: 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
Celestron 25 mm Plossl

Object: 7 – Dumbbell Nebula… M27 / NGC6853
Date Observed: 7/3/10
Comments: 44/55 site w. R. Rizzo
40 mm TV Pl

Object: 8 – Pleiades / Seven Sisters… M45
Date Observed: 8/8/10
Comments: Confirmed with binoculars. Unable to see entire cluster at once in NS8 field.
20 mm Nagler Type 5

Object: 9 – Jupiter
Date Observed: 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
Speers-Waler 17 mm eyepiece

Object: 10 – Wild Duck Cluster… M11 / NGC6705
Date Observed: 7/2/10
Comments: MHAA July Star Party
Speers-Waler 17mm w/UHF filter

Object: 11 – Bodes Galaxy… M81 / NGC3031 & Cigar Galaxy… M82 / NGC 3034
Date Observed: M81-7/2/10 M82 7/3/10
Comments: MHAA July Star Party / 44/55 site w. R. Rizzo
Speers-Waler 17mm

Object: 12 – Swan Nebula… M17 / NGC6618
Date Observed: 7/2/10
Comments: MHAA July Star Party

Object: 13 – Albireo-Double… Double List
Date Observed: 6/18/10
Comments: Beautiful !

Object: 14 – Perseus Double Cluster… NGC869 & NGC884
Date Observed: 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
TeleVue 40 mm Plossl

Object: 15 – Whirlpool Galaxy… M51 / NGC5194
Date Observed: 7/2/10
Comments: MHAA July Star Party
40 mm TV Pl

Object: 16 – Lagoon Nebula… M8 / NGC6523
Date Observed: 7/2/10
Comments: MHAA July Star Party
UHF filter

Object: 17 – Beehive Cluster… M44 / NGC2632
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Object: 18 – Western Veil Nebula… NGC6960 & Eastern Veil Nebula… NGC6992
Date Observed: 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
O-III filter. Confirmed by David Rosseter

Object: 19 – Omega Centauri… NGC5139
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Object: 20 – Globular in Sagittarius… M22 / NGC6656
Date Observed: 7/5/10
Comments: c/M.Ford

Object: 21 – Butterfly Cluster… M6 / NGC6405
Date Observed: 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
Celes. 25 mm Plossl

Object: 22 – Double Double – Epsilon Lyra 1 & 2… Double List
Date Observed: 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
Split in Epsilon 1 very difficult to see. Confirmed by other observers.
9/1/10 Finally, both doubles definitively split! Orion binoviewers with 20 mm Plossl and 2x Barlow did the trick where all other eyepieces failed.

Object: 23 – Jewel Box… NGC4755
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Object: 24 – Blue Snowball Planetary Nebula… NGC7662
Date Observed: 8/14/10
Comments: @Michael Kurdish Natural History Preserve
32 mm TV Pl

Object: 25 – Spiral Galaxy… M66 / NGC3627
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Object: 26 – Coathanger – CR399… Asterism List
Date Observed: 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
TV 32 mm Plossl

Object: 27 – Galaxy in Leo… M65 / NGC3623
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Object: 28 – Ptolemy’s Cluster… M7 / NGC6475
Date Observed: 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
TV 40 Plossl

Object: 29 – Bernice’s Hair Clip… NGC4565
Date Observed: 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
Cel. 25 Plossl

Object: 30 – Globular in Pegasus… M15 / NGC7078
Date Observed: 8/7/10
Comments: Adirondack Astronomy Retreat
6 mm AstroTech LER

Object: 31 – Owl Cluster… NGC457
Date Observed: : 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
TV 40 mm Pl

Object: 32 – Milky Way
Date Observed: 7/3/10
Comments: 44/55 c/ R. Rizzo; while searching for M29 which was lost in MW
TV 40 mm Pl

Object: 33 – Trapezium in Orion… Center of M42
Date Observed: 9/21/10
Comments: Stone Mountain Farm. TV 32mm Plossl

Object: 34 – Open Cluster in Puppis… M46 / NGC2437
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Object: 35 – Double Triangle (Star Gate)… Asterism List
Date Observed: 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
AstroTech 6mm LER

Object: 36 – 24 Com Double… Double List
Date Observed: 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
AstroTech 6mm LER

Object: 37 – Open Cluster in Sagittarius… M25 / IC4725
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Comments: 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
TV 40 Plossl

Object: 38 – Open Cluster in Gemini… M35 / NGC2168
Date Observed: 9/21/10
Comments: Stone Mountain Farm.
TV 32 mm Plossl

Object: 39 – Open Cluster in Cepheus… NGC7510
Date Observed: 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
TV 40 mm Plossl

Object: 40 – Globular Cluster in Hercules… M92 / NGC6341
Date Observed: 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
Some individual stars resolved.

Object: 41 – Tucanae… NGC104
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Object: 42 – Galaxy in Andromeda… NGC891
Date Observed: 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
TV 40 mm Plossl. No detail with Cel 25 mm. Still low in sky (23:30)

Object: 43 – Open Cluster in Ophiuchus… NGC6633
Date Observed: 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY

Object: 44 – Galaxy in Coma Berenices… M100 / NGC4321
Date Observed: : 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
Cel 25 mm Pl

Object: 45 – Table of Scorpius… NGC6231
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Object: 46 – Trifid Nebula… M20 / NGC6514
Date Observed: 7/2/10
Comments: MHAA July Star Party
UHF filter

Object: 47 – Betelgeuse… Named Star
Date Observed: 9/21/10
Comments: Stone Mountain Farm. Yellow color obvious.
TV 32 Pl

Object: 48 - Globular in Sagittarius... M55 / NGC6809
Date Observed: : 7/11/10
Comments: Amateur Observation Society 2010 Star Party, Roxbury, NY
TV 40 mm Pl

Object: 49 – Open Cluster in Auriga… M36 / NGC1960
Date Observed: 9/21/10
Comments: Stone Mountain Farm. 32 mm TV Plossl.

Object: 50 – Eagle Nebula & Cluster… M16 / NGC6611
Date Observed: 7/2/10
Comments: MHAA July Star Party
UHF filter