A clear night at last.
More of the summer constellations are now visible including Cygnus – The Swan.
I used Arcturus and then Deneb in Cygnus to align then viewed the following new objects:
Messier 29 Open cluster Cygnus
Messier 39 Open cluster Cygnus
Messier 56 Globular cluster Lyra
Caldwell 15 Planetary nebula Cygnus – The blinking nebula
– Your central vision sees the central white dwarf and your peripheral vision sees the glowing gas cloud.
Caldwell 19 Cocoon Nebula Cygnus
Caldwell 20 North American nebula Cygnus
Caldwell 27 Crescent nebula Cygnus
Caldwell 33 Veil nebula Cygnus – Supernova remnant.
Even summery Cassiopeia was in view – I caught Messier 52 – a pretty open cluster.
I spent some time looking at the M57 ring nebula again as well as M13 and also Saturn under lowish power which was nice and clear but didnt use a high enough powered eyepiece to see the Cassini division.
Also seemed to be a lot of meteors last night – mostly seen through the eyepiece which is always a bit weird. Probably the end of the Lyrids which have their peak 22-26th April.