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

List of Observed Sky Objects | Remarks | References

Since the beginning of May 2024, I own a Vaonis Vespera Pro 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 less than 20 different sky objects). This page is therefore permanently "under construction."

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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
M 3   Canes Venatici GC Nice globular cluster, belongs to the larger ones
M 5   Serpens Cauda GC Nice globular cluster, belongs to the larger ones; larger than M 3
M 13   Hercules GC Nice globular cluster, belongs to the largest ones; larger than M 5 and M 92
M 51 with NGC 5195 Canes Venatici G Nice spiral galaxy with connected satellite galaxy NGC 5195 and some more small galaxies
M 53 with NGC 5053 Coma Berenices GC One of the smaller globular star clusters; can be photographed together with NGC 5053 (mosaic).
M 63 Sunflower Galaxy Canes Venatici G Nice, elongated spiral galaxy
M 64 Black Eye Galaxy Coma Berenices G Impressive spiral galaxy with unique look
M 65 with M 66 and NGC 3628 Leo G Thin, elongated spiral galaxy, spiral hard to see; part of the Leo triplet (with M 66 and NGC 3628); with Vesp Pro the whole triplet can be observed.
M 66 with M 65 and NGC 3628 Leo G Elongated spiral galaxy, spiral visible; part of the Leo triplet (with M 65 and NGC 3628); with the Vesp Pro the whole triplet can be observed.
M 81 with M 82 and NGC 3077 Ursa Major G Nice spiral galaxy; the spiral is not very conspicuous in the eVs; can be seen together with NGC 3077 and M 82 in the Vsp Pro (mosaic).
M 82 with M 81 and NGC 3077 Ursa Major G Elongated irregular galaxy (cigar), dirsturbed by an encounter with M 81; can be seen together with M 81 and NGC 3077 in the Vsp Pro (mosaic).
M 84 Great Galactic Face, Markarian's Chain

Virgo

G Elliptical galaxy that can be seen together with M 86 (+ NGC 4387 and NGC 4402); forms together with M 86 and NGC 4387 the "Great Galactic Face".
M 86 Great Galactic Face, Markarian's Chain Virgo G Elliptical galaxy that can be seen together with M 84 (+ NGC 4387 and NGC 4402); forms together with M 84 and NGC 4387 the "Great Galactic Face".
M 87 Together with Markarian's Chain and M 88 Virgo G Elliptical galaxy that can be seen together with Markarian's Chain and M 88 in a mosaic.
M 88 Together with Markarian's Chain and M 87 Coma Berenices G Spiral galaxy that can be seen together with Markarian's Chain and M 87 in a mosaic.
M 92   Hercules GC Nice globular star cluster with compact core
M 95 with M 96 and M 105 Leo G Small barred spiral galaxy, relatively faint, but the bar is visible. Forms a pair with M 96. M 96 and M 105 can be included in the mosaic mode of Vsp Pro.
M 96 with M 95 and M 105 Leo G Spiral galaxy, forms a pair with M 95. M 95 and M 105 can be included in the mosaic mode of Vsp Pro.
M 97 Owl Nebula, with M 108 Ursa Major PN Small green dot with two dark spots; can be observed together with M 108 with Vespera Pro.
M 101 Pinwheel Galaxy Coma Berenices G Faint; better in second attempt, but still very noisy (30 min)
M 104 Sombrero Galaxy Virgo G Spiral galaxy, seen nearly edge-on; the dust ring and the bright nucleus led to the name.
M 105 with NGC 3384/89 as well as M 95 and M 96 Leo G Bright elliptical galaxy; close to the galaxies NGC 3384 (elliptical) and the smaller NGC 3389 (spiral). In the Vespera Pro mosaic additionally together with M 95 and M 96.
M 106 mit NGC 4248 Canes Venatici G Larger and bright spiral galaxy with bright core; close to it there is the small spiral galaxy NGC 4248, somewhat farther apart the galaxy NGC 4220, the pair NGC 4231/32 (Holm 356), and the edge-on galaxy NGC 4217 with NGC 4226 (Holm 354).
M 108 mit M 97 Ursa Major G Barred spiral galaxy, nearly seen edge-on; can be observed together with M 97 with Vespera Pro
M 109   Ursa Major G Barred spiral galaxy; manually aborted after about 2 minutes because of clouds
NGC 3077 close to M 81 (and with M 82) Ursa Major G Small companion of M 81
NGC 3384/89 with M 105 as well as M 95 and M 96     The two galaxies NGC 3384 (elliptical, physical companion of M 105) and NGC 3389 (spiral, far in the background) can be observed and photographed together with M 105. At least in a mosaic, M 95 and M 96 also fit into the picture.
NGC 3628 Hamburger Galaxy, with M 65 and M 66 Leo G Spiral galaxy seen edge-on; it forms a conspicuous group with M 65 and M 66, the Leo Triplet (Arp 317, Holm 246).
NGC 4435/38 The Eyes, together with M 84/86 and maybe M 87 and M 88 Virgo G The lenticular galaxies NGC 4435 and NGC 4438 are also called "The Eyes" or "Markarian's Eyes". They can be taken as the starting point for a mosaic of Markarian's chain (from NGC 4477 to M 84) (more precisely: NGC 4438).
NGC 4565 Needle Galaxy Coma Berenices G One of the most prominent and famous edge-on spiral galaxies in the sky; together with NGC 4562 and NGC 4494, NGC 4565 forms the small galaxy group LGG 294.
NGC 4631/27 Whale/Herring Galaxy, with NGC 4627 (Arp 281) Canes Venatici G Spiral galaxy seen edge-on; above it, there is a compagnion, the elliptical dwarf galaxy NGC 4627. Both form the galaxy pair Arp 281. A little farther apart, there is the barred spiral galaxy NGC 4656/57.
NGC 5005 with NGC 5033 Canes Venatici G Oblique spiral galaxy with bright core, forms a pair together with NGC 5033, which influence each other weakly.
NGC 5033 with NGC 5005 Canes Venatici G Spiral galaxy, forms a pair together with NGC 5005, which influence each other weakly.
NGC 5053 with M 53 Coma Berenices GC Very loose globular star cluster near M 53 (1°); can be photographed together with M 53 (mosaic).
Sun     S With very large sun spot (May 9, 2024)

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, SR = supernova remnant, HII = HII region (emission nebula in other galaxies), P = planet, M = moon

 

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