The Eskimo nebula is a fine object for each size of optical instrument. For this observation I’ve used an 11” SCT and have noticed the fine detailed structures within this planetary nebula for the first time – using averted vision, high magnification of 600x and an excellent UHC filter.
• Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392 / Caldwell 39) in Gemini
• Object Type: planetary nebula
• Location: Mechelen – Belgium (NELM 5.5)
• Date: 21st February 2014 – 21h37 UT
• Optics: Celestron CGEM C11 – ES82 4.7mm (600x) – Astronomik UHC filter
• Seeing: moderate, transparency good.
• Media: graphite pencil on white, scanned and inverted (GIMP2)
Central star is easily direct visible within a round glow. Using averted vision a near-circular ring is clearly visible with some hints of variable brightness. The outer halo becomes gradually fainter and mottled using averted vision, containing some arc-like structures. Impressive view!
Object Name Veil Complex in Cygnus – NGC6960, NGC 6992, Pickering Triangle
Object Type supernova remnant
Location Budy Dłutowskie – small village in central Poland
Media graphite pencil, white paper, color invert
Telescope Sky Watcher refractor 120/600 + GSO 30mm + Baader OIII
Seeing 3/5 (medium)
Transparency 3/5 (medium)
NELM 5,5 mag
Veil Complex (or Cygnus Loop) is a very popular object for bigger apertures (>10”) with OIII filter. But in past I dreamt to see it whole in one field of view. When I bought SW 120/600 I decided to try. I needed to use wide field GSO 30mm eyepiece with 70 degree AFOV, so I achieved 3,5 degree of FOV. It was sufficent
Full Veil Complex in one field of view looks really beatufiul. “Finger of God” and Eastern Veil shine bright on a dark sky backround and between them you can find misty shadow of Pickering Traingle.
I can say it’s really easy object, but one of the most spectacular ones.
You should try it!
Object Type: Moon
Location: Barcelona – Spain
I don’t observe the moon as much as I would like. It’s a shame, because when I do it, I always really enjoy it. On the seventh night of lunation, the Montes Caucasus shadows are really exciting. I would like to know how to draw better to capture what I could really see that June night. It was amazing.
For more details of my observation you can visit my blog:
Date and Time: 2013-06-15, 21h 05m UT
Telescope: SC Celestron Nexstar 5i (127mm)
Eyepiece: 6mm (208.33x)
White paper, HB2 graphite pencil, and scanned and inverted with Photoshop
Seeing: 4/5 (5 the best)
Transparency: Clear. A little light pollution.
Thank you and best regards.