NGC 6793 Pretty bright, pretty large, not compressed, I counted 30 stars at 100X.
NGC 6800 Bright, large, pretty
rich, not very compressed at 100X. I counted 47 stars.
NGC 6802 Bright, pretty large,
elongated 2 X 1, much compressed at 165X. 15 stars were counted on a mottled
surface and this cluster stood out from the Milky Way very nicely. There
are two sets of doubles stars that "guard" this cluster on either
side, both pairs of stars are light orange and white.
NGC 6813 Faint, pretty small, somewhat elongated at 100X. The UHC filter helps the contrast. There is a white and light blue double star on one edge of the nebulosity.
NGC 6815 Pretty bright, Large, little compressed, rather poor cluster at 60X. Using a 38mm Giant Erfle eyepiece for a one degree field, 38 stars were counted against a mottled or "cottage cheese" background of unresolved stars. The cluster is approximately 30' in size and does not stand out well.
NGC 6820 is a nebula that is involved in the cluster NGC 6823. It is very faint, pretty large and can just be detected at 100X with the UHC filter. It is most obvious on the south side of the cluster.
NGC 6823 Pretty bright, pretty large and pretty rich cluster at 100X. 28 stars were counted with the central 4 stars forming a tiny (20") quadruple system.
NGC 6830 Bright, pretty large, pretty rich and somewhat compressed at 100X. This cluster stands out nicely, with 58 stars counted.
NGC 6834 Bright, pretty large,
pretty rich, somewhat compressed, 32 stars counted at 135X. This nice
cluster stands out well from the Milky Way, there are several beautiful
curved chains of stars and an
NGC 6842 Faint, pretty small, round and can only be seen with averted vision at 100X without the UHC filter. Installing the UHC helps the contrast considerably, it allows the nebula to be held steady.
6 inch--100X-extremely faint, small, round, at limit of 6 inch.
NGC 6853 (M 27) the Dumbbell
Nebula. It is the most easily seen planetary nebula in the sky. The Helix
and the Owl have low surface brightness and the Ring is much smaller.
This object is easy in the 10X50 binoculars as a small cloud afloat in
the Milky Way. I have always been fascinated by the Dumbbell and have
looked at it every Summer since I first learned the skies. The central,
bright "Dumbbell" section is obvious in my 13". On a night
I rated 9/10 the dimmer nebulosity stands out unmistakably and makes the
total circumference of the nebulosity appear round. This effect is more
pronounced in the UHC filter at 135X.
Cherry road S=7, T=8 13" 11X80 shows "box"
shape 100X !! very bright, large, somewhat brighter middle, little elongated
1.2X1 in PA 135. A beautiful light green rounded shape in rich Milky Way
Ultimate Star Party, McDonald Obs. S=6, T=8, 36" f/5--
NGC 6882 Pretty bright, large, not compressed, pretty poor and scattered group on about 40 stars at 100X.
NGC 6885 Bright, pretty large, rich and somewhat compressed at 100X. The cluster consists of the bright star 20 Vulpeculae and 35 pretty faint companions. Very interesting group.
6 inch--40X-bright, large, 28 stars counted in a horseshoe shape.
NGC 6940 Bright, large, rich, quite compressed at 100X. This cluster is easy in the 11 X 80 finder. I estimated 80 members, many in lovely chains of stars. There is an interesting feature of this cluster, it is bordered in black. A dark lane goes almost all the way around the dense star cluster, as if the stars were gathered up and left behind dark lanes.
Sentinel 8/10 S+T 13" 11X80 12 stars resolved Bright,
large, elongated 2X1 N-S, great cluster, little observed.
Stock 1 Bright, very large,
not compressed at 60X. 28 stars counted. This is a very rich, bright area
of the Milky Way in 10 X 50 binoculars or the 11 X 80 finderscope.
6 inch--40X-Still large, 38 stars counted of mags 8...12. Nice.
PK72-17.1 (Abell 74) It is very faint, large, irregularly round and not brighter in the middle at 100X. It is just seen without the UHC filter. Installing the filter helps quite a bit. On an excellent night, some dark features could be suspected with averted vision and the UHC.
PK62-0.1 is also M2-48. I could not find it on very good night with the 13" at 135X.
Collinder 399 is also known
as Brocchi's Cluster and The Coathanger.
Sh2-88 Pretty faint, large, elongated 3 X 1 with the UHC filter at 100X. It is just barely seen without the filter, there are 11 stars involved. This streamer of nebulosity extends from one side of the 30' field to the other side. It is actually a very nice nebula, for one that is so little known.