Palomar 7 = IC 1276
18 10 44.3 -07 12 27
V = 10.3; Size 7'
At 200x, Palomar 7 appeared as a fairly faint to moderately bright,
roundish glow, ~3' diameter, with a weak concentration. Grows in size
with averted vision to at least 3.5' diameter. At 375x, a total of
8-10 stars were resolved with a couple of additional stars occasionally
popping. The brightest is a mag 13-13.5 star on the west side with
a mag 14 star 35" E. A few additional stars appear to be ~15-15.5
magnitude with the remainder closer to 16th magnitude. A mag 10.6
star is 3' NNE of center.
19 18 02.1 +18 34 18
V = 13.2; Size 3.5'
At 200x visible as an extremely faint, low surface brightness glow,
~2.5' diameter with a mag 13.5 star at the NE edge. The outer halo did
not have a distinct edge, but there was a slightly brighter core region,
30"-40" in diameter. A few extremely faint stars were seen
at the edge of the halo.
19 45 14.4 -08 00 26
V = 9.8; Size 8'
At 200x this relatively bright Palomar globular contained a brighter
core and a roundish halo ~2.5' diameter, with several mag 15 and fainter
stars resolved. Well resolved at 375x and 500x into roughly two dozen
mag 15/16 (several extremely faint) stars resolved in addition to 5
brighter mag 14.5-15 stars. The resolved stars are distributed over
the entire glow, though more concentrated in the 1' core that is slightly
elongated SW to NE. Situated 4' SE of mag 8.6 HD 186496 with several
brighter mag 12-13 stars scattered outside the halo of the cluster.
Abell 46 = PK 55+16.1 = PN G055.4+16.0
18 31 18.9 +26 56 17
V = 13.8; Size 63"x60"
Easily visible continuously at 200x using a NPB filter, as a round,
1' well-defined disc with a low surface brightness. The 15th magnitude
central star was visible even with the filter and a slightly fainter
star was just off the east side [44" from center]. Abell 46 is
slightly weaker on the south side, and this often created the impression
that the planetary was slightly elongated E-W. Without a filter, the
planetary was a very faintly glow surrounding a 15th mag star, and set
in a rich star field.
Abell 53 = PK 40-0.1 = PN G040.3-00.4
19 06 45.8 +06 23 56
V = 16.3; Size 30"x27"
At 200x using an NPB filter, Abell 53 appeared faint, fairly small,
round, 25-30" diameter. Could hold steadily a fairly crisp disc
with a low surface brightness. An extremely faint glow was visible part
of the time unfiltered. ?2446, a bright 10" pair of mag 7/9 stars
lies 17' NW.
Abell 55 = PK 33-5.1 = PN G033.0-05.3
19 10 25.8 -02 20 25
V = 13.2; Size 47"x32"
Using an OIII and NPB filter at 200x, Abell 55 appeared relatively bright,
moderately large, slightly elongated SW-NE, crisp-edged, ~50" diameter.
Excellent contrast gain with a filter and easily visible continuously,
standing out prominently in the field. Appears slighlty brighter on
the north rim, though this may be a faint superimposed star. Easily
seen unfiltered, though the field is very rich in faint stars and unresolved
background glow, so Abell 55 doesn't stand out nearly as well. Several
faint stars are either superimposed or barely off the edges.
Abell 60 = PK 25-11.1 = PN G025.0-11.6
19 19 18.6 -12 14 54
V = 16.2; Size 88"x77"
At 200x using either an NPB or OIII filter, Abell 60 appeared as an
extremely faint, roundish disc, ~75" diameter. Not visible continuously,
but often seen as a very low surface brightness brightening that occasionally
sharpened into a crisp-edged disc.
Abell 61 = PK 77+14.1 = PN G077.6+14.7
19 19 10.1 +46 14 36
V = 13.5; Size 201"
Best viewed at 125x using a NPB filter as a faint, large, round disc,
3' diameter with a fairly well defined rim, particularly along the northwest
side. A mag 14.2 star is at the north edge and a similar star is just
off the NW edge.
Abell 62 = PK 47-4.1 = PN G047.1-04.2
19 33 18.3 +10 37 01
V = 14.7; Size 161"x151"
Best view was at 200x using an OIII filter. Abell 62 appeared as a faint,
roundish glow, ~2' diameter. Several stars are involved around the edges
including a mag 12 star at the NE edge. Slightly brighter along along
the south rim, near a superimposed mag 12.5/14.1 pair at ~10".
Also, slightly brighter or better defined along the west side, where
there is a mag 10 star just off the NW edge. The north and east side
of the planetary has a more ill-defined border. Also viewed with a NPB
filter, but the OIII gave a better contrast gain. Situated in a very
rich star field.
Abell 67 = PK 43-13.1 = PN G043.5-13.4
19 58 27.0 +03 02 52
V = 13.6; Size 69"x61"
Best view at 125x using an OIII filter. Abell 67 was faint, moderately
large, round, crisp-edged, low even surface brightness, ~1' diameter.
Can hold steadily with averted vision. Slightly less contrast using
an NPB filter and increasing the mag to 200x lowers the surface brightness
Abell 72 = PK 59-18.1 = PN G059.7-18.7
20 50 02.0 +13 33 28
V = 12.7; Size 134"x121"
Best view at 125x using an OIII or NPB filter. Abell 72 was easily visible
as a large, crisp-edged glow just ENE of a mag 8.2 star. In addition,
a mag 11.5 star is off the E side, a mag 12-12.5 star is just off the
SW edge and a mag 13 star is off the SE edge. Appeared slightly brighter
along the north to east portion of the rim and occasionally the rim
brightened along the western side and the interior seemed slightly darker,
giving a strong impression of annularity. At 200x, several faint superimposed
stars, including the central star, are visible unfiltered.
NGC 772 = Arp 78
01 59 19.8 +19 00 30
V = 10.3; Size 7.2'x4.3'; Surf Br = 13.9; PA = 130d
Bright, very large, elongated 5:3 WNW-ESE, 4'x2.5'. Strongly concentrated
with a very bright oval core. The halo is clearly asymmetric and more
extensive on the NW side. With careful viewing a long arm is visible
at 200x extending from the central region towards the NW. The arm is
better separated from the main body at 450x and ends near NGC 772:[HK83]
57, a slightly brighter HII knot, that appears as an extremely faint