DEEP SKY OBSERVING
by Mark Wagner

March 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 sourthward. Objects are within roughly a two hour section of right ascension that is at a comfortable elevation the east at astrnomical dark.
Primary Targets Secondary Targets Type Mag Size RA Dec
NGC 3147 GX 11.4 3.9'x3.4' 10 16 54 73 24 01

N3065 GX 13.5 1.7'x1.6' 10 01 56 72 10 14
Nice double galaxy system

NGC 2985 GX 11.2 4.5'x3.5' 09 50 21 72 16 47
Near M81/M82

M82 GX 9.3 11.3'x4.2' 09 55 52 69 40 57
Arp 337

M81 GX 7.9 27.1'x14.2' 09 55 35 65 03 48

NGC 3077 GX 9.9 5.5'x4.0' 10 03 21 66 44 02
Close to M81

NGC 2976 GX 10.8 5.9'x2.6' 09 47 15 67 55 03

HCG 49 GX 16.2 0.4'x0.2' 10 56 41 67 11 05
Brightest is mag 16.2, two might be seen.

N3359 GX 11 7.3'x4.3' 10 46 36 63 13 26

NGC 2950 GX 11.8 2.7'x1.7' 09 42 35 58 51 05

NGC 3079 GX 11.5 8.0'x1.4' 10 01 56 55 40 35

N3073 GX 14.1 1.3'x1.2' 10 00 52 55 37 07

HCG 45 GX 15.7 1.4'x0.4' 10 19 13 59 07 51
Brightest is mag 15.7

N3225 GX 13.3 2.0'x1.0' 10 25 10 58 09 01

Arp 24 GX 12.9 1.6'x1.4' 10 54 35 58 59 16
NGC 3445

AGC 1377 GXCL 11.6 4.3'x2.5' 11 49 15 56 05 02
NGC 3898 brightest

Arp 224 GX 13.1 2.1'x1.2' 11 51 06 55 04 24
NGC 3921- nice field.

Arp 155 GX 13.3 1.6'x1.5' 11 23 38 53 50 31
NGC 3656

AGC 1314 GXCL 14 1.1'x1.1' 11 33 59 49 03 43
IC 708 brightest - 3 easily seen.

Arp 280 GX 12.6 3.3'x0.9' 11 37 43 47 53 40
NGC 3769 and 3769A

NGC 3310 GX 11.2 3.3'x3.0' 10 38 44 53 30 16

NGC 3198 GX 10.9 8.3'x3.3' 10 19 54 45 33 09

HCG 41 GX 14.6 1.5'x0.2' 09 57 35 45 13 48
UGC 5345 - challenge

Arp 285 GX 13.8 1.6'x0.6' 09 24 03 49 12 14
NGC 2854 - nice field of 3 galaxies in a row. Same field as Arp 1.

Arp 283 GX 13 2.5'x0.9' 09 17 22 42 00 02
NGC 2798 and NGC 2799

Arp 202 GX 13.9 1.3'x0.3' 09 00 15 35 43 43
NGC 2719 and 2719A interacting. NGC 2724 near by.

NGC 3184 GX 10.4 7.4'x6.9' 10 18 17 41 25 27
Large face on galaxy.

N3319 GX 11.5 6.2'x3.6' 10 39 09 41 41 13

N3158 GX 11.9 2.0'x1.8' 10 13 50 38 45 53
Great field, especially if you can go deep.

NGC 3294 GX 12.2 3.7'x1.7' 10 36 16 37 19 30

NGC 3432 GX 11.7 6.8'x1.4' 10 52 31 36 37 12
Nice large edge on with very dim companion.

Arp 270 GX 12 1.8'x1.6' 10 49 50 32 58 58
NGC3395 - multi-galaxy system

AGC 1228 GXCL 14.3 1.4'x1.2' 11 22 56 34 06 40
UGC 6394 brightest, many very dim members.

Arp 294 GX 13.2 2.2'x1.2' 11 39 42 31 54 35
NGC 3786 interacting with NGC 3788

Arp 313 GX 13.3 1.5'x1.0' 11 57 37 32 16 39
NGC 3394 two galaxy system

N3067 GX 12.8 2.4'x0.9' 09 58 21 32 22 10

NGC 2964 GX 12 2.9'x1.5' 09 42 53 31 50 50
Paired with NGC 2968 and other very dim galaxies.

Arp 63 GX 14.7 1.1'x0.4' 09 39 18 32 18 40
NGC 2944 - next to Arp 129

AGC 779 GXCL 11.9 2.4'x1.9' 09 19 46 33 44 59
NGC 2832 brightest = Arp 315 Good field for big scope.

AGC 1213 GXCL 14 0.7'x0.6' 11 16 13 29 36 06
CGCG 156-41 brightest, requires aperture.

AGC 1185 GXCL 14.1 1.2'x1.1' 11 10 38 28 46 03
NGC 3350 brightest Contains Arp 105, several members visible.

NGC 3414 GX 12 3.5'x2.7' 10 51 16 27 58 33
Arp 162

NGC 3344 GX 10.5 7.3'x6.4' 10 43 30 24 55 24
Large face on galaxy.

N3274 GX 13.2 2.3'x1.4' 10 32 17 27 40 08

N3254 GX 12.4 5.0'x1.5' 10 29 20 29 29 28
Edge on galaxy.

NGC 3277 GX 12.5 2.3'x2.2' 10 32 55 28 30 43

NGC 3245 GX 11.7 3.2'x1.7' 10 27 18 28 30 27
Next to dim edge on NGC 3245A

NGC 3254 GX 12.4 5.0'x1.5' 10 29 20 29 29 28
Edge on galaxy.

N3162 GX 12.2 3.0'x2.4' 10 13 31 22 44 15

Arp 316 GX 11.8 2.0'x2.0' 10 18 24 21 53 34
NGC 3193 group, nice view, Hickson 44

N3177 GX 13 1.4'x1.1' 10 16 34 21 07 22

Arp 94 GX 10.3 5.2'x4.0' 10 23 30 19 51 56
NGC 3227 and NGC 3226 interacting.

N3301 GX 12.3 3.5'x1.0' 10 36 56 21 52 56

HCG 46 GX 15.4 0.6'x0.5' 10 22 07 17 50 17
One member in 15's, three in 16's.

Arp 320 GX 14.5 1.9'x0.6' 11 37 53 21 58 51
NGC 3753 also Hickson 57, excellent field for large scope.

AGC 1367 GXCL 13.5 2.4'x1.2' 11 45 04 19 58 26
NGC 3861 brightest, intense field for large scope.

M65 GX 10.3 9.8'x2.8' 11 18 55 13 05 33
Arp 317, also M66 (Arp 16) and NGC 3268

NGC 3377 GX 11.2 5.2'x2.9' 10 47 42 13 59 08

NGC 3412 GX 11.5 3.8'x2.0' 10 50 53 13 24 44

N3338 GX 11.6 5.8'x3.5' 10 42 07 13 44 51

M105 GX 10.2 5.4'x4.8' 10 47 49 12 34 55
Nice field!

M96 GX 10.1 7.6'x5.2' 10 46 45 11 49 16

M95 GX 10.5 7.5'x5.0' 10 43 57 11 42 14

HCG 47 GX 15.2 1.0'x0.6' 13 43 01 13 43 01
Brightest is mag 15.2, others over 16

N3107 GX 14.2 0.8'x0.6' 10 04 22 13 37 19

AGC 1016 GXCL 14.8 1.1'x1.1' 10 27 07 11 00 38
One galaxy in 14's, many MAC

AGC 1142 GXCL 14 1.5'x1.2' 11 00 45 10 33 11
IC 664 brightest

Arp 232 GX 12.5 4.3'x3.1' 09 33 46 10 09 05
NGC 2911 with NGC 2914

NGC 3169 GX 11.1 5.4'x2.7' 10 14 14 03 28 00
NGC 3166 in same field.

N3156 GX 13.1 2.2'x1.0' 10 12 41 03 07 46
Good field.

HCG 43 GX 15.8 0.7'x0.3' 10 11 19 -00 01 23
Mag 15.8 is brightest

Abell 33 PN 13.4 4.5' 09 39 09 -02 38 02
Requires filters.

NGC 2974 GX 11.9 3.4'x2.0' 09 42 33 -03 41 54

HCG 40 GX 13.8 1.1'x0.3' 09 38 53 -04 51 34
Also Arp 321, one bright, three dim.

NGC 3115 GX 9.9 7.2'x2.4' 10 05 13 -07 43 05
Great spindle galaxy.

N3145 GX 12.5 3.0'x1.5' 10 10 09 -12 26 03

NGC 3242 PL 8.6 75.0" 10 24 46 -18 38 34
Ghost of Jupiter - lots of detail at high power.

HCG 42 GX 12.1 2.9'x1.8' 10 00 14 -19 38 11
Three of four galaxies visible.

N2986 GX 11.7 3.1'x2.6 09 44 15 -21 16 40
Three galaxies, dimmest mag 16.

N3078 GX 12.1 2.5'x2.0' 09 58 24 -26 55 36
Decent field

AGC 1060 GXCL 11.6 2.1'x1.9' 10 36 43 -27 31 35
NGC 3311 brightest. Huge number of galaxies. Contains Hickson 48.