My Deep Sky Observations (Complete List of Observed DSO)

Introduction | Overview of Observed Objects | Remarks | References

Since 2016, I conducted simple "deep sky observations," which might be of interest to other beginners and are therefore listed here. This page provides an overview of the respective observations.

Note: See also an overview of all my observations with the Unistellar eVscope (a subset of this list): Deep Sky Observations with eVscope (Complete Object List)

 

Conditions

Observation Location

Most observations were conducted in Mühlhausen/Kraichgau (Germany):

I conducted further deep sky observations in Erkerode (near Braunschweig, Germany) as well as in France (Sumène, close to Saint Julien-Chapteuil, Haute Loire, France):

Devices Used

I used all my telescopes (as long as I owned them...). In September/October 2019 I observed with a borrowed StarTravel 120/600. I also use my eVscope since the end of January 2020.

Moreover, I used my 10 x 25 binoculars (Leica Trinovid), which are not all night glasses. In October 2017, I also acquired TS 10 x 60 binoculars.

Mounts: Star Discvery AZ GoTo mount, AZ Pronto and AZ4 mounts.

I used all kinds of eyepieces, but preferred my UWA eyepieces (16 mm, 7 mm, 4 mm) as well as a 32 mm Plössl eyepiece, and two WA eyepiece (10 mm, 24 mm). Recently, I also use some 2" eyepieces (long focal lengths).

General Conditions

In general, the sky above Mühlhausen/Kraichgau is "light-polluted" and does not invite you to search for deep sky objects. This is certainly one of the reasons why I found some of the deep sky objects that I wanted to observe only sometimes or not at all. Often, the sky was not yet dark enough for observing deep sky objects ...

I conducted further deep sky observations in Erkerode (near Braunschweig, Germany) and later in autumn also in France (Sumène, Haute Loire, France). The sky above Sumène, Haute Loire (France) is relatively dark (the Betz observatory used by the Orion43 group is near-by).

 

Overview of Observed Objectsbjects

Messier Catalog
DSO Details Name Constellation Type Bino Telescope Prime Season* When Observed? Remarks Rec.
M 1 Crab Nebula Taurus GE   P130 GT, GSD 680, 150 PDS GTAI, C8, C8R, eVs Winter Jan-Mar Very faint, n.f. with 100P, seen with AI, seen best with eVs eVs, C8
M 2   Aquarius GC   PS72, 100P, ST120, SM127, C8 Autumn Oct-Dec Very similar to M 15 +
M 3   Canes Venatici GC TS 150PDS GT, SM127 GT, PS72 GT, eVs Spring Mar-May, June Similar to M 5 and M 92, somewhat grainy at high magnifications; nice in eVscope +
M 4   Scorpius GC   ST120 Summer Sep Very low, very faint, with 4 mm probably resolved a bit into stars  
M 5   Serpens Caput GC TS 150PDS GT, SM127 GT, PS72 GT, eVs Spring Mar, May, June Similar to M 3 and M 92, somewhat grainy at high magnifications; nice in eVscope +
M 8 Lagoon Nebula Sagittarius OC+GN   100P, 100P GT, SM102 GT, PS72, ST120 Summer Aug, Sep Saw only stars, perhaps some glow...  
M 9   Ophiuchus GC   ST120 Summer Sep Small, bright core, appeared as somewhat irregular; not resolved  
M 10   Ophiuchus GC   SM102 GT , ST120 Summer Sep A faint glow, with 4 mm probably resolved a bit into stars  
M 11 Wild Duck Cluster Scutum OC LT, TS SM102 GT, SM127, P130 GT, 150 PDS GT, PS72, ST120, SM127 Summer Aug-Nov Saw stars, a nebula within; no nebula impression at higher magnifications +
M 12   Ophiuchus GC   SM102 GT, ST120 Summer Sep A faint glow, with 4 mm probably resolved a bit into stars  
M 13   Hercules GC LT, TS, OM21 100P, 100P GT, SM102, SM102 GT, SM127, P130, P130 GT, 150PDS GT, GSD 680, PS72, ST120 Summer May, Aug-Nov Largest observed GC, grainy, somewhat resolved into stars from 100 x on; beautiful in eVscope +
M 14   Ophiuchus GC   ST120 Summer Sep Small, faint at 4 mm, not resolved  
M 15   Pegasus GC   100P, 100P GTAI, 150 PDS GTAI, PS72, SM127, C8 Autumn Sep-Dec, Jan Not as large as M 13, very similar to M 2; took it for a star at low magnifications +
M 16 Eagle Nebula Serpens OC+GN   SM102 GT, PS72, ST120 Summer Sep, Oct Loose, IC 4703 not found +
M 17 Omega/Swan Nebula Sagittarius GE   SM102 GT, PS72, ST120 Summer Sep, Oct Saw only stars, a faint glow at best; saw later also a glow  
M 18   Sagittarius OC   ST120 Summer Sep Saw only few stars  
M 19   Ophiuchus GC   ST120 Summer Sep Somewhat larger, faint, because already low, but just seen; not resolved  
M 20 Trifid Nebula Sagittarius GE   100P, 100P GT, P130 GT, ST120 Summer Aug, Sep Saw only stars, perhaps a faint glow...  
M 21   Sagittarius OC   ST120 Summer Sep, Oct Saw fine stars (24 mm)  
M 22   Sagittarius GC   PS72, ST120 Summer Sep Large and beautiful, particularly at 24 and 10 mm; appeared resolved differently on various days +
M 23   Sagittarius OC   ST120 Summer Sep Seen well, large, fine stars (there was a star next to it) +
M 24   Sagittarius SP   ST120 Summer Sep The Sagittarius Cloud is part of the Milky Way, is large, and has many stars (24 mm) +
M 25   Sagittarius OC   PS72, 100P, ST120 Summer Sep-Oct Open, wide-spread cluster close to a yellow star (probably M 25)  
M 26   Scutum     ST120 Summer Sep Forms an obtuse triangle with two other stars, saw only few stars, but there should be 30 and more...  
M 27 Dumbbell Nebula Vulpecula PN   100P GT, 100P GTAI, 150PDSGT, 150PDS GTAI, PS72, ST120, SM127, eVs Summer Aug-Oct, Jan, Apr A glow, with AI recognizable; seen quite well with PS72, and large and beautifully in Betz; with Exp150 and ST120 nice, large, and maybe a bit "square". +
M 28   Sagittarius GC   PS72, ST120 Summer Sep Close to M 22, much smaller, resolved into fine stars with 4 mm  
M 29   Cygnus OC   C8, eVs Summer Jan-Feb Only a few stars (as Karkoschka writes), 4-6 stars fine stars  
M 31/32   Andromeda G LT, TS, OM21 100P, 100P GT, P130 GT, GSD680, SM102, SM127, SM127 GTAI, PS72, ST120, C8, eVs Autumn Sep-Nov, Jan-Mar Seen best in France, even with binoculars; M 32 seen with AI (SM127) and C8 +
M 32     G   eVs Autumn Mar Satellite galaxy of M 31, observed alone with eVs  
M 33   Triangulum G LT PS72, ST120, C8, eVs Autumn Sep-Oct, Jan-Mar Seen only very faint; best seen with eVs (plus NGC 604 = HII region)  
M 34   Perseus OC LT, TS 100P, PS72, ST120, C8, eVs Autumn Sep-Nov, Jan- Mar In binoculars more of a glow, in France resolved in single stars; wide-spread  
M 35   Gemini OC LT, TS 100P GT, P130 GT, 150PDS GT, 150PDS GT(AI), GSD680, SM102, SM127, PS72, PS72 GT, ST120, C8, C8R, eVs Winter Oct, Dec-May Rich of stars and nice, large +
M 36   Auriga OC LT, TS 100P, 100P GT, P130 GT, 150PDS GT(AI), GSD680, PS72 GT, C8R, eVs Winter Jan-May The "middle" cluster of M 36-38, regarding brightness and location +
M 37   Auriga OC LT, TS 100P GT, P130 GT, 150PDS GT(AI), GSD680, PS72, PS72 GT, C8R, eVs Winter Jan-May Outside of Auriga's "body"; brighter, larger and has mor4 stars than M 38 +
M 38   Auriga OC LT, TS 100P, 100P GT, P130 GT, 150PDS GT(AI), GSD680, PS72 GT, C8R, eVs Winter Jan-May Most difficult to find of M 36-38; the most Western of the three clusters +
M 39   Cygnus OC LT, TS 100P, PS72, C8, eVs Summer Sep-Nov, Jan-Feb At the upper left end of an Y; a wide, triangular field of stars; triangle seen well in the C8, not in the eVs  
M 40 Winnecke 4 Ursa Major DS   eVs North Mar-Apr Optical double star; nearby are three small galaxies (NGC 4284, NGC 4290, PGC 39934)  
M 41   Canis Major OC   100P, P130 GT, PS72, GSD680, 150PDS GT(AI), eVs Winter Feb-Apr Large and nice open star cluster, reminds me of M 34 ; not as dense as M 35-38  
M 42/43 Orion Nebula Orion GE LT, TS 100P, 100P GT, P130 GT, 150PDS GT(AI), GSD680, SM102, SM127, PS72, ST120, C8, C8R, eVs Winter Oct-Mar Beautiful, particularly at higher magnifications; at higher magnifications, the Trapezium can be resolved; bets with C8 and UHC filter +
M 43 De Mairan's Nebula Orion GE   eVs Winter Mar Part of M 42  
M 44 Praesepe/Crib Cancer OC LT, TS 100P, 100P GT, P130 GT, 150PDS GT, PS72, PS72 GT, eVs Winter Feb-May Very nice also in binoculars; ditto in the telescope; too lareg for eVs +
M 45 Pleiades Taurus OC LT, TS, OM21 100P, 100P GT, P130 GT, GSD680, SM127 GTAI, 150PDS GTAI, PS72, PS72 GT, ST120, C8, eVs Winter Sep-May Large and nice, particularly in binoculars and ST120 ; too large for C8 and eVs +
M 46   Puppis OC   100P, P130 GT, PS72, eVs Winter Feb-Mar M 46 cluster seen, faint but nice; like a nebula at low magnifications; PN NGC 2438 not seen except for eVs  
M 47   Puppis OC   100P, P130 GT, 150PDS GT, PS72, eVs Winter Feb-Mar Large, contains some large bright stars; brighter than M 46  
M 48   Hydra OC   P130 GT, 150PDS GT, PS72, eVs Spring Feb-Mar Nice, but not bright; eVs: large, many bright stars, at the center many nearby stars...  
M 49   Virgo G   150PDS GT, eVs Spring Mar, May Elliptical galaxy; small, but seen well  
M 50   Monoceros OC   P130 GT, GSD680, 150PDS GT(AI), PS72, eVs Winter Feb-Apr Nice large open star cluster with many fine and some bright stars; appeared nicer than M 48  
M 51 Whirlpool Galaxy Canes Venatici G   150PDS GT, PS72, ST120, eVs Spring Mar- May, Sep Glow (brighter nucleus?), diffuse "something"... in eVs nice spiral galaxy with connected satellite galaxy  
M 52   Cassiopeia OC   PS72/432, eVs North Sep, Oct, Feb Medium-sized open star cluster; hard to find for me (except for with eVs...)  
M 53   Coma Berenices GC   150PDS GT, SM127 GT Spring Mar-Jun Smallest observed GC, somewhat grainy, brighter nucleus at high magnification  
M 54   Sagittarius GC   ST120 Summer Sep Very small, but seen well, bright core, not resolved  
M 55   Sagittarius GC   ST120 Summer Sep Found M 55 more or less by chance, nice, larger than the nearby M 75; resolved at 7 and 4 mm, fairly faint at 4 mm. +
M 56   Lyra GC   100P, 100P GTAI, SM102, SM127, 150PDS GTAI, ST120, eVs Summer Aug-Oct, Apr Sphere visible, but definitely smaller than M 13 and M 92; seen very well in Betz; small with 24 mm, then observed with 10, 7, and 4 mm; slightly resolved at 4 mm.  
M 57 Ring Nebula Lyra PN   SM102, SM102 GT, SM127, P130 GT, 100P, 100P GTAI, 150PDS GT, 150PDS GTAI, PS72, ST120, C8, eVs Summer Aug-Dez, Apr Ring may be guessed at high magnifications at best, seen well with AI and larger telescopes (Betz, C8) +
M 58   Virgo G   eVs Spring Mar Barred spiral galaxy, but hard to see in the eVscope  
M 59   Virgo G   eVs Spring Mar Elliptical galaxy, smaller than M 58  
M 60   Virgo G   eVs Spring Mar-Apr Elliptical galaxy with satellite NGC 4647 (spiral galaxy)  
M 61   Virgo G   eVs Spring Mar, May Spiral galaxy, small and fine spiral in the eVscope; on May 6, 2020, the new supernova SN 2020jfo within it was discovered.  
M 63 Sunflower Galaxy Canes Venatici G   eVs Spring Mar-May Nice, elongated spiral galaxie, somewhat larger  
M 64   Coma Berenices G   150PDS GT, eVs Spring Mar-May Glow, but seen well; in eVs impressive spiral galaxy with unique look, somewhat larger  
M 65/66   Leo G   150PDS GT, eVs Spring Feb-May Sometimes, I could see two faint galaxies, often only one; M 65 an M 66 just fit the field of view of the eVscope to be seen both  
M 67   Cancer OC   150PDS GT, eVs Winter Feb-Mar, May Somewhat widespread OC  
M 69   Sagittarius GC   ST120 Summer Sep Still small at 4 mm, faint at 4 mm (small star nearby -> for identification)  
M 70   Sagittarius GC   ST120 Summer Sep Small (located close to a longer chain of stars -> for identification)  
M 71   Sagitta GC   ???, 150PDS GTAI, PS72, ST120, SM127 Summer Sep, Okt, Jan M 71 was very lose; seen well with AI; with PS72 probably seen faintly; with ST120 somewhat resolved at 4 mm, nice, but faint  
M 74   Pisces G   eVs Autumn Feb-Mar Nice spiral galaxy, but in the eVscope just a faint dot/glow...  
M 75   Sagittarius GC   ST120 Summer Sep Very hard to find, at 4 mm still very small, not resolvable  
M 76 Small Dumbbell Nebula Perseus PN   ST120, eVs Summer Sep, Feb-Mar Very small; not found with 24 mm, only with 10, 7, and 4 mm; eVs: small, colorful, rectangular  
M 77   Cetus G   eVs Autumn Feb Spiral galaxy, a bit more to see than with M 74, but in the end just a soft dot in the eVscope  
M 78   Orion GR   P130 GT, C8, eVs Winter Dec-Mar Was hard to find, but no problem with C8 and eVs; more details with longer exposure  
M 79   Lepus GC   eVs Winter Mar Smaller globular star cluster  
M 80   Scorpius GC   ST120 Sommer Sep Low, but a little higher up than M 4, therefore somewhat brighter, small, located between two stars (vertical line), with 4 mm perhaps resolved in to stars...  
M 81 Bode Galaxy Ursa Major G   100P, P130 GT, 150PDS GT, PS72, ST120, eVs North Feb-May, Sep Nice spiral galaxy; the spiral is not very conspicuous in the eVscope (+)
M 82 Cigar Galaxy Ursa Major G   100P, P130 GT, 150PDS GT, PS72, ST120, eVs North Feb-May, Sep Elongated irregular galaxy (cigar), dirsturbed by an encounter with M 81
 
M 84   Virgo G   eVs Spring Mar-Apr Elliptical galaxy, which can be seen together with M 86 in the eVscope's field of view (+ NGC 4387 and a bit of NGC 4402)  
M 85   Coma Berenices G   eVs Spring Mar-Apr Elliptical galaxy that can be seen together with the galaxy NGC 4394 in the same field of view of the eVscope  
M 86   Virgo G   eVs Spring Mar-Apr Observed alone and together with M 84 in the field of view (+ NGC 4387 and a bit of NGC 4402)  
M 87   Virgo G   150PDS GT Spring May Perhaps a spherical glow, not much to see  
M 88   Coma Berenices G   eVs Spring Mar Spiral galaxy, spiral can be recognized  
M 89   Virgo G   eVs Spring Mar Elliptical galaxy, a small bright and fuzzy dot...  
M 90   Virgo G   eVs Spring Mar Spiral galaxy, spiral can be recognized  
M 91   Coma Berenices G   eVs Spring Mar Barred spiral galaxy, bar can be recognized, spiral not so much...  
M 92   Hercules GC LT, TS 100P, 100P GT, 102 GT, P130, P130 GT, 150PDS GT, GSD680, PS72, ST120, eVs Summer Apr-May, Aug- Oct Similar to M 3 and M 5, somewhat grainy at high magnifications; nice in eVscope (+)
M 93   Puppis OC   100P, P130 GT, 150PDS GT, eVs Winter Feb-Mar Nice at high magnification, only a glow otherwise; eVs: nice open star cluster with compact center  
M 94   Canes Venatici G   150PDS GT, eVs Spring Mar-May

Small spiral galaxy,visually a glow; eVs: the spiral appears more like a nebula

 
M 95   Leo G   eVs Spring Mar-Apr Small barred spiral galaxy, relatively faint, but the bar is visible. Forms a pair with M 96, but too far away for the eVscope (40').  
M 96   Leo G   150PDS GT, eVs Spring Feb-May

Spiral galaxy, forms a pair with M 95, but too far away for the eVscope (40'); visually, sometimes one galaxie (M 96) faintly visible, but often none...

 
M 97 Owl Nebula Ursa Major PN   eVs North Mar-May Small green dot with two dark spots  
M 98   Coma Berenices G   eVs North Mar Spiral galaxy seen edge-on, small bright core  
M 99 Coma Pinwheel Galaxy Coma Berenices G   eVs North Mar Spiral galaxy, almost seen face-on, similar to M 100 and M 101, but much smaller than M 101  
M 100   Coma Berenices G   eVs North Mar Spiral galaxy, almost seen face-on, similar to M 99 and M 101, but much smaller than M 101  
M 101 Pinwheel Galaxy Ursa Major G   eVs North Mar-May Spiral galaxy, seen face-on, similar to M 99 and M 100, but much larger than both; quite impressive in the eVscope  
M 102 Spindle Galaxy Draco G   eVs North Mar-Apr Seen edge-on; shares the name "Spindle Galaxy" with two other galaxies  
M 103   Cassiopeia OC   100P, PS72, ST120, C8, eVs North Sep-Oct, Jan-Mar Open star cluster with many fine stars; the brighter stars form a triangle  
M 104 Sombrero Galaxy Virgo G   150PDS GT, eVs Spring Mar-May Spiral galaxy, seen nearly edge-on; the dust ring and the bright nucleus led to the name; very impressive in eVs  
M 105   Leo G   eVs Spring Mar Bright elliptical galaxy; can be seen together with the galaxies NGC 3384 (elliptical) and the smaller NGC 3389 (spiral) in the same field of view in the eVscope.  
M 106   Canes Venatici G   150PDS GT, eVs Spring Mar-May Larger and bright spiral galaxy with bright core; visually found, weak glow? Close to it there is the small spiral galaxy NGC 4248.  
M 107   Ophiuchus GC   ST120 Summer Sep Seen well, because higher up than the Scorpius globular clusters, with 4 mm perhaps resolved into stars  
M 108   Ursa Major G   eVs North Mar-May Barred spiral galaxy, nearly seen edge-on  
M 109   Ursa Major G   eVs North Mar-Apr Barred spiral galaxy, the bar is easily recognized in the eVscope  
M 110   Andromeda G   eVs Summer Mar Satellite galaxy of M 31, fainter than M 32 (very faint...)  

Further Catalogs

DSO Details
Name Constellation Type Bino Telescope Prime Season* When Observed? Remarks Rec.
B 33 Horse Head Nebula Perseus DN   eVs Winter Jan-Mar Very faint even after post-processing, a little better without the moon...  
C/2017 T2 C/2017 T2 (Panstarrs) --- C   C8, eVs --- Jan, Feb, Apr The comet can be recognized as such in die eVs; only a guess in the C8...  
C/2017 Y4 C/2019 Y4 (Atlas) --- C   eVs --- Mar-Apr The comet can be recognized as such in die eVs  
Cr 399 Coat Hanger Vulpecula OC LT, TS, OM21 100P, ST120, SM127 Summer Aug-Nov In binoculars better than in the telescope, on OM21 mostly only partially visible; with ST120 just fits the field of view at 24 mm, nice (turned upside down) +
IC 2574   Ursa Major G   eVs North Mar-Apr Very faint spiral galaxy, hard for the eVscope  
IC 4665   Ophiuchus OC   SM102 GT Summer Sep Saw only relatively distant stars  
IC 4756   Serpens OC   ??? Summer Sep? Not found ?
Mel 20 Alpha Persei Cluster Perseus OC LT, TS, OM21 100P, PS72, ST120 Autumn Sep-Nov, Jan-Mar Very nice, even to the naked eye +
Mel 25 Hyades Taurus OC LT, TS 100P, 100P GT, P130 GT, 150PDS, GSD680, C8 Winter Oct-Mar Very large +
Mel 111 Coma Berenices Cluster Coma Berenices OC LT, TS 100P Spring May, Jun Distant OC of relatively bright stars, only for opera glasses; a faint glow to the naked eye +
NGC 40 Bow Tie Nebula Cepheus PN   eVs North Apr Has a white dwarf as central star, the nebula looks violet in the eVscope.  
NGC 281 Pacman Nebula Cassiopeia GE   eVs North Feb Saw only stars  
NGC 457 Owl/E.T. Cluster Cassiopeia OC   100P, PS72, ST120, C8, eVs North Sep-Oct, Jan-Feb Rather small, the "eyes" stand out; found it surprisingly well with ST120 and 24 mm thanks to the "bright eyes"; large with 10 mm; wonderful with 10 and 24 mm, never seen so clearly (I think so...); nice in eVs, particularly the eyes  
NGC 604   Triangulum PN   eVs Summer Feb-Mar The brightest HII region in M 33, a small blob...  
NGC 663/NGC 654   Cassiopeia OC   100P, SM127, PS72, ST120, C8, eVs North Sep-Nov, Jan-Feb 663 seen (a lot of small stars and star pairs), 654 probably not; nice in eVs  
NGC 752   Andromeda OC   PS72, ST120, eVs Autumn Mar, Sep Large, many small stars, wide-spread  
NGC 884/NGC 869 Perseus Double Cluster Perseus OC LT, TS, OM21 100P, P130 GT, GSD680, PS72, ST120, C8, eVs Autumn Sep-Mar Seen with the naked eye, nice in binoculars (both together) and with ST120 and 35 mm eyepiece; too large to see both in eVs +
NGC 891   Andromeda G   eVs Autumn Feb Seen edge-on; nice, but faint +
NGC 2024 Flame Nebula Orion GE   eVs Winter Feb-Mar Rather faint reddish nebula next to Alnitak; not easy for the eVscope  
NGC 2237/2244 Rosette Nebula/Open star cluster in R. N. Monoceros GE+OC   P130 GT, PS72, eVs Winter Feb-Mar Only star cluster NGC 2244 seen, even with eVscope  
NGC 2261 Hubble's Variable Nebula Monoceros GR   eVs Winter Feb Nebula that looks like a comet  
NGC 2264 Christmas Tree Cluster Monoceros OC   P130 GT, 150PDS GTAI, eVs Winter Feb-Apr "Christmas Tree" not recognized in Feb, but in Mar; saw only the star cluster  
NGC 2360   Canis Major OC   ??? Winter Mar Not found? ?
NGC 2362   Canis Major OC   100P, P130 GT, GSD680 Winter Mar Primarily, I saw an "L" shape...  
NGC 2392   Gemini PN   P130 GT, eVs Winter Feb-Mar Guessed a small dot... eVs: round light blue spot with white dot in it  
NGC 2403   Camelopardis G   eVs North Mar-Apr Spiral galaxy, regarded as one of the best galaxies for small telescopes; unclear why Messier overlooked it; fairly impressive in the eVscope.  
NGC 2438 inside M 46 Puppis GN   eVs Winter Feb Planetary nebula inside of M 46 (there I found it...)  
NGC 2775   Cancer G   eVs Winter Mar Small spiral galaxy with bright core; spiral not recognizable in the eVscope  
NGC 2903   Leo G   eVs Spring Mar-Apr One of the brighter spiral galaxies; unclear why Messier missed it...  
NGC 3115   Sextans G   eVs Spring Mar Elliptical galaxy, one of the "spindle galaxies"...  
NGC 3344   Leo G   eVs Spring Mar Small spiral galaxy, spiral recognizable in the eVscope, bright stars in the area of the galaxy  
NGC 3384/89 near M 105 Leo G   eVs Spring Mar The galaxies NGC 3384 (elliptical) and the smaller NGC 3389 (spiral) can be seen together with the galaxy M 105 in the same field of view in the eVscope.  
NGC 3607/08/05   Leo G   eVs Spring Mar Three elliptical galaxies, which can all be seen in the eVscope in the same field of view (size: 3607 > 3608 > 3605)  
NGC 3628   Leo G   eVs Spring Mar-Apr Spiral galaxy seen edge-on; it forms a conspicuous group with M 65 and M 66, the Leo Triplet.  
NGC 3877   Ursa Major G   eVs North May Spiral galaxy nearly seen edge-on  
NGC 4236   Draco G   eVs North Apr Barred spiral galaxy, very faint  
NGC 4244 Silver Needle Galaxy Canes Venatici G   eVs Spring Mar-Apr Spiral galaxy, very thin and long, seen edge-on  
NGC 4248 near M 106 Canes Venatici G   eVs Spring Apr-May Small spiral galaxy in the vicinity of M 106  
NGC 4284/4290 near M 40 Ursa Major G   eVs North Mar-Apr Two small galaxies in the vicinity of the optical double star M 40  
NGC 4394 near M 85 Coma Berenices G   eVs Spring Mar Small spiral galaxy close to M 85 (in the same field of view of the eVscope)  
NGC 4449   Canes Venatici G   eVs Spring Mar-Apr Irregular galaxy  
NGC 4490/85   Canes Venatici G   eVs Spring Mar-Apr Distorted spiral galaxies, which interact with one another  
NGC 4559   Coma Berenices G   eVs Spring Apr Spiral galaxy  
NGC 4565   Coma Berenices G   eVs Spring Apr One of the most prominent and famous edge-on spiral galaxies in the sky  
NGC 4631 Whale Galaxy Canes Venatici G   eVs Spring Apr Spiral galaxy, seen edge-on; above it, there is a companion, the elliptical dwarf galaxy NGC 4627.  
NGC 4636 with Supernova 2020ue Virgo G   eVs Spring Feb Looked for because of supernova 2020ue; supernova appears as a little dot...  
NGC 4638/37 See M 60 Virgo G   eVs Spring Mar Two more small galaxies in the vicinity of M 60: Elliptical galaxy NGC 4638 and small partner NGC 4637  
NGC 4647 See M 60 Virgo G   eVs Spring Mar Spiral galaxy, that interacts with M 60 (in the same field of view in the eVscope)  
NGC 4665   Virgo G   eVs Spring Apr Spiral galaxy  
NGC 4697   Virgo G   eVs Spring Mar Small elliptical galaxy  
NGC 4725   Coma Berenices G   eVs Spring May Small spiral galaxy with even smaller neighbor galaxy NGC 4712 (spiral galaxy)  
NGC 5005   Canes Venatici G   eVs Spring Mar-Apr Oblique spiral galaxy with bright core  
NGC 5053   Coma Berenices KS   eVs Spring Mar, May Very loose globular star cluster near M 53 (1°); already too bright for a good photo...  
NGC 5466   Bootes KS   eVs Spring Mar, May Rather loose globular star cluster; already a litte bright for a photo...  
NGC 6229   Hercules GC   eVs Summer May Small globular star cluster in Hercules  
NGC 6633   Ophiuchus OC   P130 GT Summer Sep Not found, too low in September ?
NGC 6826   Cygnus PN   eVs Summer Feb Very small  
NGC 6960/6992/5 Cirrus Nebula Cygnus PN   ST120 Summer Oct Not found ?
NGC 7000 North America Nebula Cygnus GE   ST120, eVs Summer Oct, Feb Oct 2019: searched for with 24 and 10 mm, perhaps a glow - that would be more than ever... not found with eVs  
NGC 7243   Lacerta OC   eVs Autumn Feb Confirmed with a Karkoschka photo  
NGC 7331   Pegasus G   eVs Autumn Feb Small  
NGC 7662 Blue Snowball Nebula Andromeda PN   eVs Autumn Feb Small, green  
NGC 7789 White Rose Cluster Cassiopeia OC   eVs North Feb Large, many stars  
St 2 Muscle Man Cassiopeia OC LT, TS PS72, C8 North Oct-Nov, Jan Saw stars, but initially did not recognize the shape - did so in 2018  

Double Stars

DSO Details
Name Constellation Type Bino Telescope Prime Season* When Observed? Remarks Rec.
beta Cyg Albireo Cygnus DS   100P, PS72 Summer Aug-Sep Nice difference in color +
alpha Gem Castor Gemini DS   100P Winter May    
epsilon Lyr Double Double Lyra DS TS, OM21 100P, SM102, SM127, PS72 Summer Aug-Sep Seen as "double pair" from a magnification of about 100 x on  
zeta UMa Mizar/Alkor Ursa Major DS   100P, PS72 North Aug-Sep, May Double star; visual double star with Alkor +

Legend

*) "Prime Season" describes when the sky objects are in the South (this is how they are assigned to season in books etc.). Of course, you can observe most sky object in other sky regions at other times of the year. Column "When observed?" lists, when I observed the sky objects.

Rec.: + = preliminary recommendation of (fairly) easy to find objects; (+) = these objects are nice, but harder to find or require a darker sky; ? = not found or details forgotten

Bino: LT = Leica Trinovid 10 x 25 BC, TS = TS 10 x 60 LE; Telescope: GT means GoTo mount, GTAI means with Atik Infinity camera on GoTo mount, , GT(AI) means both configurations

PN = planetary nebula, GE = galactic emission nebula, GR = galactic reflection nebula, OC = open star cluster, GC = globular star cluster, DS = double star, SP = star pattern, SC = star cloud

 

Remarks

The above lists contain (almost) all celestial objects that I have tried to observe. For many, I succeeded, for some more or less, and for others not at all. Some of the latter objects are listed as a reminder to try again...

Observation details can be found on the pages describing my observations, as well as on the pages dedicated to the individual celestial objects; the latter pages are linked to in the tables above.

 

References

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