NGC 6649 Pretty bright, pretty small, somewhat compressed, 25 stars counted at 100X. It was seen in the 50mm finder. The field has several dark lanes in it and there is a lovely orange star on the nothern edge.
NGC 6664 Pretty bright, pretty large, pretty rich, somewhat compressed and has 15 pretty bright stars with a sprinkling of dimmer members at 100X. Just barely seen in finder.
NGC 6682 Pretty small, pretty compressed. 30 pretty faint stars, needs 135X to determine cluster nature, otherwise it is just a bright spot in Scutum Star Cloud.
NGC 6683 Seen in 10 x 50 binoculars as a bright edge to the Scutum Star Cloud. Not much in telescope, does not detach itself well from the star cloud.
NGC 6694 (M 26) Bright, pretty
rich, little compressed. Easy in the 8 X 50 finder, the smaller instrument
shows why Messier included it. I counted 20 stars in a wishbone shape
using the 13" at 100X.
Buckeye S+T 5/10 6" f/6 14mm--12 stars resolved, pretty bright, pretty large, irregularly round, pretty compressed, not rich. Averted vision fills in the cluster. 8.8mm-there are several nice curved chains of stars, total 17* resolved.
NGC 6704 Pretty bright, round, pretty compressed, 25 stars counted at 135X. The cluster has a fish hook shape and is surrounded by a dark lane that rings the cluster.
NGC 6705 (M 11) Very bright, very compressed, large, very rich at 135X. "V" shape seen in finder. Orange star of 9th mag is easy at all powers. This cluster is sliced into several pieces by curving dark lanes. It is unique and has always been a favorite.
Ultimate Star Party, McDonald Obs. Oct. 95, S=6, T=8, 36"
Camp 613 S=8, T=9 13" f/5.6 11X80 finder-very compact,
star poor area to the north, compared to rich cluster.
6" f/6 Dugas S=5 T=6 I keep returning to this unique cluster with every newly purchased scope, eyepiece or whatever and M11 never fails to show off a new aspect. With the new RFT and the 22mm Panoptic, it looks like there is a fireworks explosion on the edge of the rich Scutum Star Cloud. Several dark lanes snake their way among the suns that sparkle around this compact and rich cluster.
Vicksberg Rd. S+T=7 binoculars
NGC 6712 Eagle Eye 13"
IC 1295 Pretty faint, pretty small, fan-shaped nebula with 2 stars involved at 135X. UHC filter works well with this object, it is somewhat difficult without the filter. Looks somewhat like Hubble's Variable Nebula. This object has been mis-labeled IC 1298 in a variety of sources.
B 112 a dark nebula on the south side of M 11. This trunk of dark nebulosity runs to a dark spot about 10 min across at 60X in a 38mm Erfle eyepiece.
Basil 1 pretty faint, pretty small, not compressed. 12 stars and a hazy backround of dimmer members at 100X. A nice trapezium of stars surrounds the cluster. Near R Scuti.
PK 15- 3.1 Camp 613 S=8, T=10
13" f/5.6 100X-not detected,
White Tanks 6/10 S+T 330X--nothing non-stellar at this position
PK 20- 0.1 (Abell 45) Camp 613
same as above 100X+UHC filter extremely faint, pretty large, irregularly
round, not brighter middle, averted vision only, tough to see at a great
site. Four very faint stars are involved.
PK 22- 3.1 Camp 613 same as above 220X- very faint, small, round, not brighter middle, difficult, averted vision makes it somewhat fuzzy, but a toughie regardless.
Delta Scuti white and light blue, an easy split at 100X, a pendulum effect is noticed when the scope is lightly bumped.
Struve 2306 copper and cobalt blue, easy split at 100X.
Struve 2325 light yellow and blue, easy at 100X.
Struve 2337 light yellow and grey, easy at 100X.
Struve 2391 white and light blue, easy at 100X, wide pair in the field of Basil 1.
S SCT Very dark orange star in a rich Milky Way field.