Deep Sky With Binoculars - Best Of

This project includes a collection of visual observations of deep sky objects made exclusively with the naked eye or binoculars. It is remarkable how many objects are visible with such small instruments and shows that a telescope is not necessarily required. Of course everyone can contribute with own observations. A detailed description of the project and the submission format of your own observations can be found in the introduction.

Deep Sky Object Lists:
Objects 29
Visual Observations 209
Sketches 3
Observers 5
Uwe Brinker, Christopher Hay, René Merting, Uwe Pilz, Robert Zebahl
Type Magnitude Size Coordinates (J2000.0)
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DSS I - 60'×60'
ASCC101, Theia 445 OC 40.0'×40.0' Lyr 19h13m37.00s / +36°19'48.00"
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DSS II (blue) - 100'×100'
Barnard 168, B168, Dunkelzigarre, Caterpillar Nebula DN 100.0'×20.0' Cyg 21h48m48.00s / +47°30'00.00"
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DSS I - 120'×120'
Harrington 12 AST 70.0'×70.0' Cas 23h20m20.00s / +62°22'00.00"
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DSS II (blue) - 60'×60'
Hay-Merting 4, HM4 AST 45.0'×45.0' Cas 00h42m00.00s / +61°55'00.00"
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DSS I - 120'×120'
Hay-Merting 7, HM7 AST 110.0'×110.0' Vul 20h07m00.00s / +28°50'00.00"
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DSS II (red) - 41'×41'
IC4665 OC 4m.2 41.0'×41.0' Oph 17h46m18.00s / +05°43'00.00"
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DSS II (red) - 39'×39'
IC4756 OC 4m.6 39.0'×39.0' Ser 18h39m00.00s / +05°27'00.00"
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DSS I - 120'×120'
LDN935, Golf of Mexico DN 150.0'×40.0' Cyg 20h56m48.00s / +43°52'00.00"
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DSS II (blue) - 120'×120'
Melotte 20, Collinder 39, Cr39, alpha Persei Group OC 1m.2 185.0'×185.0' Per 03h27m00.00s / +49°07'00.00"
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DSS II (red) - 80'×80'
Messier 8, M8, NGC6523, Lagoon Nebula BN, EN, RN 6m.0 60.0'×40.0' Sgr 18h03m37.00s / -24°23'12.00"
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DSS I - 20'×20'
Messier 11, M11, NGC6705, Wild Duck Cluster OC 5m.8 14.0'×14.0' Sct 18h51m05.00s / -06°16'12.00"
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DSS II (blue) - 24'×24'
Messier 13, M13, NGC6205 GC 5m.8 23.2'×23.2' Her 16h41m41.63s / +36°27'40.75"
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DSS II (red) - 120'×120'
Messier 24, M24, IC4715, Small Sagittarius Star Cloud OC 3m.1 95.0'×35.0' Sgr 18h16m48.00s / -18°33'00.00"
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DSS II (blue) - 15'×15'
Messier 27, M27, NGC6853, PK60-3.1, Dumbbell Nebula PN 7m.5 8.0'×5.7' Vul 19h59m36.38s / +22°43'15.75"
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DSS II (red) - 80'×80'
Messier 31, M31, NGC224, UGC454, Andromeda Galaxy Gx 3m.4 186.2'×61.7' And 00h42m44.33s / +41°16'07.50"
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DSS II (blue) - 35'×35'
Messier 34, M34, NGC1039 OC 5m.2 35.0'×35.0' Per 02h42m05.00s / +42°45'42.00"
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DSS II (red) - 60'×60'
Messier 35, M35, NGC2168 OC 5m.1 28.0'×28.0' Gem 06h08m54.00s / +24°20'00.00"
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DSS I - 30'×30'
Messier 37, M37, NGC2099 OC 5m.6 24.0'×24.0' Aur 05h52m18.00s / +32°33'12.00"
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DSS II (red) - 90'×90'
Messier 42, M42, NGC1976, Orion Nebula BN, EN, RN 4m.0 90.0'×60.0' Ori 05h35m17.30s / -05°23'28.00"
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DSS II (blue) - 120'×120'
Messier 45, M45, Pleiades, Seven Sisters OC 1m.6 100.0'×100.0' Tau 03h47m00.00s / +24°07'00.00"
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DSS II (red) - 35'×35'
Messier 46, M46, NGC2437 OC 6m.1 27.0'×27.0' Pup 07h41m46.00s / -14°48'36.00"
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DSS II (red) - 40'×40'
Messier 47, M47, NGC2422, H8.38 OC 4m.4 30.0'×30.0' Pup 07h36m35.00s / -14°29'00.00"
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DSS II (blue) - 5'×5'
Messier 57, M57, NGC6720, PK63+13.1, Ring Nebula PN 8m.8 1.4'×1.0' Lyr 18h53m35.08s / +33°01'45.03"
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DSS II (blue) - 25'×25'
Messier 81, M81, NGC3031, UGC5318, Bode's Galaxy Gx 6m.9 24.9'×11.5' UMa 09h55m33.17s / +69°03'55.06"
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DSS II (blue) - 12'×12'
Messier 82, M82, NGC3034, UGC5322, Arp337, H4.79 Gx 8m.4 11.2'×4.3' UMa 09h55m52.43s / +69°40'46.93"
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DSS II (blue) - 30'×30'
NGC869, H6.33 OC 3m.7 30.0'×30.0' Per 02h19m00.00s / +57°07'42.00"
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DSS II (blue) - 30'×30'
NGC884, H6.34 OC 3m.8 30.0'×30.0' Per 02h22m23.00s / +57°07'30.00"
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DSS II (red) - 50'×50'
NGC2174, Monkey Head Nebula BN, EN 6m.9 40.0'×30.0' Ori 06h09m42.00s / +20°30'00.00"
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DSS II (red) - 120'×120'
NGC7000, LBN373, H5.37, North America Nebula BN, EN 4m.0 120.0'×30.0' Cyg 20h58m47.00s / +44°19'48.00"