I got out in my backyard in Rye, NH, last night for about 90 minutes before moonrise and will try to get out again later in the evening tonight and tomorrow night if the weather cooperates:
Some quick notes on targets that were (mostly) new to me and sourced (mostly) from Don's 500 Best DSO target list: https://www.cloudyni...-best-dso-list/
Rye, NH. 8:20pm – 9:40pm. 54 degrees, 20.2-20.4 MPSAS. Transparency average+. Seeing average. A fair amount of dew. No wind – pleasant evening.
Telescopes = 10” f/4.7 dob. EP’s = Ethos 10 but mostly Ethos 8. Paracorr.
• NGC6709 open cluster – nice target. Reminds me slightly of Caroline’s Rose.
• NGC6756 open cluster
• NGC6756 open cluster – small and faint. Reminiscent of a globular cluster.
• NGC6781 planetary nebula – the Ghost of the Moon. Faint and ethereal. Nice!
• NGC6804 planetary nebula
• Palomar 10 – could not detect
• M71 – excellent! Great star fields around this target
• NGC6891 planetary nebula
• NGC6905 planetary nebula – the Blue Flash Nebula. Really like this target. Very bright and distinct and the star fields around it are amazing.
• NGC6934 globular cluster – fairly bright. Not much resolution at 175x. Not enough stability to get resolution with Ethos 4.6mm or 6mm.
• NGC7015 galaxy – could not detect
• NGC6819 open cluster – excellent cluster: a rich field of fine stars. Framed by a triangle of two bright stars and a wide double.
• NGC6819 open cluster
• NGC6866 open cluster – Kite Cluster. Again, amazing star fields all around.