My Deep Sky Observations with the Vespera (Complete List of Observed DSO)

List of Observed Sky Objects | Remarks | References

Since the end of July 2022, I own a Vaonis Vespera telescope for observing and taking photos of deep sky objects. On this page, I collect all the sky objects that I visited with the Vespera (currently more than 60 different sky objects). This page is therefore permanently "under construction."

The linked object numbers lead to the detail pages for the respective objects; these typically contain at least one photo from each observation sesssion as well as further information about the object.

 

List of Observed Sky Objects

Object details can be obtained using the links to the relevant deep sky objects. Smaller deep sky objects that are also included in photos are usually not listed on their own.

DSO Details
Name Constellation Type Photo Remarks
B 142/43 Triple Cave Nebula, E Nebula Cepheus DN Difficult to recognize
CR 399 Coat Hanger Vulpecula OC In binoculars better to see than in a telescope
IC 1396 Elephant Trunk Cepheus GE Practically invisible as a nebula ...
IC 1805 Heart Nebula Cassiopeia GN/OS The galactic nebulae IC 1805, IC 1848, and IC 1795 (also named NGC 896) form a larger nebulosity region in the constellation Cassiopeia, not far away from the Perseus Double Cluster NGC 869/884.
IC 5070 Pelican Nebula Cygnus GNE Large reddish nebula; also together with NGC 7000 as a mosaic
IC 5146 Cocoon Nebula Cygnus GNE Small reddish nebula with embedded open star cluster Cr 470
M 2   Aquarius GC Nice globular cluster, one of the larger ones
M 3   Canes Venatici GC Similar to M 5 and M 92; resolved in Vespera
M 5   Serpens Caput GC Similar to M 3 and M 92; resolved in Vespera
M 10   Ophiuchus GC Resolved in Vespera
M 11 Wild Duck Cluster Scutum OC Many stars in Vespera
M 12   Ophiuchus GC Resolved in Vespera
M 13 Hercules Cluster Hercules GC Largest observed GC; many stars in Vespera
M 14   Ophiuchus GC Resolved in Vespera
M 15   Pegasus GC Resolved in Vespera
M 16 Eagle Nebula Serpens OS+GN Nice in Vespera
M 17 Omega/Swan Nebula Sagittarius GE Nice in Vespera
M 26   Scutum OC One of the more inconspicuous star clusters
M 27 Dumbbell Nebula Vulpecula PN Nice, but smaller in Vespera than in the eVscope
M 29   Cygnus OC Pattern created from a few stars
M 31 Andromeda Galaxy Andromeda G Together with M 32 (and M 110 in a mosaic)
M 32   Andromeda G Together with M 31 (and M 110 in a mosaic)
M 33 Triangulum Galaxy Triangulum G Quite impressive
M 39   Cygnus OC Few stars
M 42/43 Orionnebel, De Mairans Nebel Orion GN Nebula nicely captured, with mosaics sometimes also NGC 1977 within the photo.
M 51 Whirlpool Galaxy galaxie, together with NGC 5195 Canes Venatici G Nice spiral galaxy with connected satellite galaxy NGC 5195
M 52   Cassiopeia OS Medium-sized open star cluster; can be seen together with NGC 7635 (Vespera)
M 56   Lyra GC Smaller than M 3, M 5, and M 13
M 57 Ring Nebula Lyra PN Relatively small...
M 71   Sagitta GC Very loose GC
M 81 Bode Galaxy Ursa Major G Nice spiral galaxy; spirale not clearly recognizable in Vespera; can be observed together with M 82
M 82 Cigar Galaxy Ursa Major G Long irregular galaxy (cigar), disturbed during an encounter with M 81;; can be observed together with M 81
M 92   Hercules GC Smaller than M 13 and with a brighter center
M 97 Owl Nebula Ursa Major PN Small green dot with two dark spots; can be observed together with M 108 with Vespera
M 101 Pinwheel Galaxie Coma Berenices G Faint, but quite impressive in Vespera
M 103 Together with NGC 654, NGC 659, and NGC 663 Cassiopeia OC Open star cluster with many fine stars; the brighter stars form a triangle; together with NGC 654, NGC 659, and NGC 663 in the same field of view
M 108   Ursa Major G Barred spiral galaxy, nearly seen edge-on; can be observed together with M 97 with Vespera
M 110   Andromeda G Satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy M 31
NGC 281 Pacman Nebula   GN Larger reddish nebula
NGC 457 Owl Cluster, E.T. Cluster Cassiopeia OC The eyes stand out
NGC 654 Together with NGC 659, NGC 663, and M 103 Cassiopeia OC Together with NGC 659, NGC 663, and M 103 in the same field of view
NGC 659 Together with NGC 654, NGC 663, and M 103 Cassiopeia OC Together with NGC 654, NGC 663, and M 103 in the same field of view
NGC 663 Together with NGC 654, NGC 659, and M 103 Cassiopeia OC Together with NGC 654, NGC 659, and M 103 in the same field of view; the largest of these clusters
NGC 884/869 Perseus Double Cluster Perseus OC Nice, both clusters visible in the same view
NGC 1977 Running Man Nebula Orion GN Called Running Man Nebula because of the form of a dark nebula inside of it; together with M 42/43 in a mosaic.
NGC 1980 Lost Jewel of Orion Orion OC+GN Diffuse nebula and open star cluster below the Orion Nebula
NGC 3077   Ursa Major G Small companion of M 81
NGC 4889   Coma Berenice G Tiny...
NGC 6229   Hercules GC Small
NGC 6633   Ophiuchus OC Only stars...
NGC 6712   Scutum GC Not very large...
NGC 6888 Crescent Nebula Cygnus GE Nice, but faint
NGC 6934   Delphinus GC According to Stoyan hard to resolve; this is, however, possible with Vespera.
NGC 6939   Cepheus OC Together in FOV with NGC 6946 with Vespera
NGC 6946 Fireworks Galaxy Cepheus G Face-on galaxy; can be observed together with NGC 6939 with Vespera
NGC 6960 Western Cirrus Nebula Cygnus GN Only partly visible; together NGC 6992 as a mosaic (do not quite fit the frame)
NGC 6992 Eastern Cirrus Nebula Cygnus GN Only partly visible; together NGC 6960 as a mosaic (do not quite fit the frame)
NGC 7000 North America Nebula Cygnus GN Only partly visible; together with IC 5070 as a mosaic
NGC 7023 Iris Nebula Cepheus GN Nice
NGC 7293 Helix Nebula Aquarius PN Large, faint
NGC 7317 Stephan's Quintet Pegasus GaC Close to galaxy NGC 7331; together in FOV with Vespera
NGC 7331   Pegasus G Close to Stephan's Quintet NGC 7317; together in FOV with Vespera
NGC 7380 Wizard Nebula/Cluster Cepheus GN/OC A star formation region that contains the young open star cluster NGC 7380
NGC 7635 Bubble Nebula Cassiopeia GN Is located close to the open star cluster M 52; both can be seen together with Vespera
NGC 7789 Caroline's Rose Cluster, White Rose Cluster Cassiopeia OC Nice
Moon     M Half moon

G = galaxy, GaC = galaxy cluster, OC = open star cluster, GC = globular star cluster, GN = galactic nebula, GE = galactic emission nebula, GR = galactic reflection nebula, DN = dark nebula, C = comet, PN = planetary nebula, SP = star pattern, SC = star cloud, HII = HII region (emission nebula in other galaxies), P = planet, M = moon

 

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