Friday, 26 September 2014

NGC 6802




NGC 6802
Constellation - Vulpecula
Open cluster
Distance 5.8kly
Mag 8.8

Date 25/9/14
Transparency - average
SQM 21.15

Telescope - 16" f/4.5
EP - 26mm Nagler x84

Sketch notes
Interesting open cluster just because its so different to the hugely bright Messier OC's!
Through a telescope its very small and faint, made up of maybe half a dozen which showed a haze around them in much the same way that the Double Cluster appears naked eye.

September has been a terrible month for DSO observing, lots of clear nights but with really poor transparency.....Roll on October! :)

Thursday, 25 September 2014

NGC 185




NGC 185
Constellation - Cassiopeia
Elliptical galaxy
Distance - 2 mly
Mag 9.2

Date 24/9/15
Transparency - average
SQM 21.2

Telescope 16" f/4.5
EP - 26mm Nagler x84

Sketch notes
Fairly bright and quite large, very slightly brighter towards the centre.