DEEP SKY OBSERVING
by Mark Wagner

June 2007 third quarter to new moon observing list. Primary targets are generally easy. Secondary targets range from more difficult to very difficult and are near the primary targets as you star hop. The list begins in the north and moves southward. Objects are within roughly a two hour section of right ascension that is at a comfortable elevation in the east at astronomical dark.
Primary Target
Secondary Target
Type
Size
Mag.
R.A.
Dec.

 

AGC2256

GXCL

56.0'

15.3

17 03 42

78 43 00

 

 

Sparse


 

HCG 84

GXCL

0.7'x0.4'

15.4

16 44 22

77 50 20

 

 

6 galaxies mid 15's to 17.2


 

Arp 38

GX

2.5'x2.1'

12.3

17 29 37

75 42 18

 

 

 NGC 6412


N6340

 

GC

3.2'x2.9'

11.9

17 10 24

72 18 16


N6340

 

GC

3.2'x2.9'

11.9

17 10 24

72 18 16


 

Arp 81

GX

2.0'x0.7'

13.6

18 12 55

68 21 49

 

 

 NGC 6621 6622


NGC 6543

 

PN

1.0'x0.4'

8.8

17 58 15

66 38 05

 

 

 Paired with dim IC4677


 

Arp 30

GX

1.5'x1.0'

14.5

17 22 43

62 09 56

 

 

 NGC 6365A & B


 

Arp 124

GX

2.2'x0.6'

13.9

17 18 41

60 36 31

 

 

 NGC 6361


 

Arp 293

GX

1.5'x1.4'

14.1

16 58 31

58 56 16

 

 

 NGC 6285 6286


 

Arp 310

GX

0.5'x0.3'

15.9

17 27 24

58 31 01

 

 

 IC 1258 1259


 

N6155

GX

1.3'x0.8'

13.2

16 28 08

48 22 01


NGC 6229

 

GC

4.5'

9.4

16 46 58

47 31 40


M92

 

GC

14.0'

6.5

17 17 07

43 08 11


 

N6239

GX

3.3'x1.2'

12.9

16 50 05

44 44 22


 

AGC 2199

GXCL

89.6'

13.9

16 28 46

39 31 00

 

 

 Nice field for big scopes. Contains NGC 6166


M13

 

GC

20'

5.8

16 41 41

36 27 37

 

 

with NGC 6207 and IC4617


 

HCG 82

GXCL

0.8'x0.5'

15.3

16 28 27

32 50 47

 

 

 4 galaxies


 

Abell 46

PN

60.0"

15.6

18 31 18

26 56 11


 

N6181

GX

2.5'x1.1'

12.5

16 32 21

19 49 29


 

HCG 81

GXCL

0.5'x0.3'

17

16 18 36

12 48 11

 

 

 4 extremely dim galaxies


 

N6106

GX

2.5'x1.3'

12.9

16 18 47

07 24 40


 

HCG 83

GXCL

0.2'x0.2'

16.4

16 35 36

06 15 55

 

 

 3 galaxies, dim all


 

Abell 43

PN

78.0"x72.0"

14.7

17 53 32

10 37 25

 

 

 Dim


 

NGC 6633

OC

27.0'

4.6

18 27 13

06 30 37


NGC 6426

 

GC

4.2'

10.9

17 44 54

03 10 13


 

N6070

GX

3.5'x1.8'

12.5

16 09 58

00 42 31


M12

 

GC

16'

6.1

16 47 14

-01 56 52


M10

 

GC

20'

6.6

16 57 09

-04 05 58


M14

 

GC

11.0'

7.6

17 37 36

-03 14 45


 

Abell 42

PN

60.0"

17.8

17 31 29

-08 19 09

 

 

 Small, very dim.


NGC 6517

 

GC

4.0'

10.1

18 01 50

-08 57 32


 

Abell 45

PN

4.8'

 

18 30 16

-11 35 36


M107

 

GC

13.0'

13

16 32 31

-13 03 13


 

Abell 41

PN

18.0"

17.2

17 29 02

-15 13 07

 

 

 Small, dim.


 

Abell 44

PN

60.0"x48.0"

17.4

18 30 11

-16 25 44

 

 

 Small, very dim.


 

NGC 6645

OC

10.0'

8.5

18 32 36

-16 53


 

N6507

OC

6.0'

9.6

17 59 36

-17 23 00


NGC 6356

 

GC

8.2'

10

17 23 35

-17 48 47


M9

 

GC

12.0'

7.8

17 19 11

-18 30 59


 

M23

OC

27.0'

5.5

17 56 54

-19 01 00


NGC 6342

 

GC

4.4'

9.5

17 21 10

-19 35 14


NGC 6440

 

GC

4.4'

9.3

17 48 52

-20 21 34

 

 

 Paired with Globular 6445 


 

Abell 40

PN

29.0"

16.8

16 48 34

-21 00 51

Small, dim. 


 

NGC 6568

OC

12.0'

8.6

18 12 48

-21 35 00


 

NGC 6583

OC

4.0'

10

18 50 15

-22 08 38


NGC 6235

 

GC

5.0'

8.9

16 53 25

-22 10 38


NGC 6287

 

GC

4.8'

9.3

17 05 09

-22 42 29


M80

 

GC

10.0'

7.3

16 17 02

-22 58 30


M20

 

EN/RN

17.0'x12.0'

9

18 02 25

-22 59 00

 

 

 NGC 6514 - Triffid


 

NGC 6629

PN

16.0"

11.6

18 25 42

-23 12 10


NGC 6642

 

GC

5.8'

8.9

18 31 54

-23 28 35

 

 

Next to M22

 

NGC 6369

PN

38.0"

12.9

17 29 20

-23 45 34


NGC 6401

 

GC

4.8'

7.4

17 38 36

-23 54 32

 

 

 Barnards everywhere.


NGC 6284

 

GC

6.2'

8.9

17 04 28

-24 45 53


NGC 6544

 

GC

9.2'

7.5

18 07 20

-24 59 51


NGC 6638

 

GC

7.3'

9.2

18 30 56

-25 29 47


NGC 6553

 

GC

9.2'

8.3

18 09 17

-25 54 28


M19

 

GC

17'

6.8

17 02 37

-26 16 05


NGC 6355

 

GC

4.2'

8.6

17 23 58

-26 21 13


M4

 

GC

30.0'

10.8

16 23 35

-26 31 31

 

 

GC NGC 6144 nearby


NGC 6293

 

GC

8.2'

8.3

17 10 10

-26 34 54


 

NGC 6540

GC

1.5'

14.6

18 06 08

-27 45 56

 

 

 By NGC 6520


NGC 6520

 

OC

6.0'

7.6

18 03 49

-27 52 56

 

 

 Cluster has B86 Ink Spot involved.


NGC 6316

 

GC

5.4'

8.1

17 16 37

-28 04 24


NGC 6304

 

GC

8.0'

8.3

17 14 32

-29 27 44


NGC 6522

 

GC

9.4'

9.9

18 03 35

-30 02 02

 

 

 Nice area, with CG NGC 6528 and a Barnard


M62

 

GC

15'

6.4

17 01 12

-30 06 44

 

 

 Next to B241


NGC 6451

 

OC

7.0'x8.2'

8.2

17 50 42

-30 12 00


NGC 6624

 

GC

8.8'

7.6

18 23 40

-30 21 40


NGC 6569

 

GC

6.4'

8.4

18 13 38

-31 4935

 

 

 By Barnard 305


M6

 

OC

30.0'

4.2

17 40 17

-32 16 00

 

 

 Very rich area.


M7

 

OC

80.0'

3.3

17 53 54

-34 47 00

 

 

 Extremely rich in varied objects.


Note: Source catalogs are Messier, Arp, Abell Planetary, Abell Galaxy Cluster (AGC), Hickson Compact Galaxy (HCG), Herschel 400-I, Herschel 400-II. Herschell 400-I are identified as NGCXXXX, Herschel 400-II as NXXXX.