Seeing was good tonight. Watched Jupiter for a while, very clear – not a shimmer. All 4 moons visible.
I had printed a list of targets but a lot of them were either below my visual horizon or too far north for my backyard.
I kept coming back to M13 – the rather spectacular globular cluster in Hercules – never disappoints.
Managed the following:
Caldwell 6 Cats Eye Nebula /Draco – large pale bluish (in my scope) planetary nebula. Impressive!
Caldwell 48 /Cancer Spiral galaxy
Caldwell 52 /Virgo Lenticular galaxy
Herschel I NGC 4656 /Canes venatici Hockey stick long arm.
Herschel I NGC 4657 /Canes venatici Hockey stick short arm.
Herschel I NGC 5866 /Draco Spiral galaxy
Herschel I NGC 2903 /Leo Spiral galaxy
Herschel 1 NGC 3521 /Leo Spiral galaxy
Herschel IV NGC 4567 /Virgo Spiral galaxy (Siamese twins (1))
Herschel IV NGC 4568 /Virgo Spiral galaxy (Siamese twins (2))
OMeara Hidden Treasure 23 NGC 1502 /Camelopardalis open cluster.
35 Coma berenices (resolved with 25mm eyepiece)
54 Leo (resolved with 25mm eyepiece)
Castor (Gemini, resolved with 9mm eyepiece)
Epsilon Bootes (resolved with 9mm eyepiece)
Mizar (Ursa major, resolved with 25mm eyepiece)