A great night. Very clear views of the Milky Way, a few Perseid meteors and the ISS as well.
Tried to find M33 Triangulum galaxy which only appeared later in the night when it got really dark.
The Lagoon nebula was fairly easy to find.
Caldwell 55, the Saturn planetary nebula was next, then the rocking horse open cluster and the asterism, Kemble’s cascade.
That brings me up to 90 Messier objects – Im not sure if I can find many more from my back garden – the lower bits of Ophiuchus and Sagittarius seem a little too low in the South for me to locate up here at 55 North. My neighbours’ houses also raise my Southern and Western horizons quite a bit.
What to do? Maybe a nice Summer astronomy holiday in the South of France (Messier did his observing at 49 North in Paris).
M33 GLX Triangulum
M8 OC EN Lagoon nebula Sagittarius
Caldwell 55 PN Aquarius
NGC 6804 PN Aquila
NGC 6910 OC Cygnus
Collinder 419 OC Cygnus
Kemble’s cascade Asterism
Almach double star Andromeda