Observing during The Finnish Deep Sky Meeting, part 2

Date: 12./13.9.2014
Time: 23:00-04:30
Observing site: Tähtikallio observatory, Finland
Instrument: N910/3680mm (35” Astrofox), N250/1200mm

NELM: 6.4
SQM: 21.20
Darkness of the background sky: 2
Seeing: 2
Transparency: 2
Weather: Clear sky, calm, warm

Objects observed: NGC 7092, NGC 637 and NGC 7160

During the second night of the Finnish Deep Sky Meeting 2015 observing conditions were even better than during the first night. The objects I observed were NGC 7092, NGC 637 and NGC 7160. Besides this, I also tried to observe planetary nebula Pease 1 within Messier 15 and a quasar in the constellation of Draco but without success. For next time, I will prepare better maps of these objects for myself.

NGC 7094

NGC 7094 is a faint planetary nebula in the constellation of Pegasus, very close to Messier 15.

Here are my notes of my observation:

@ 216x: very faint nebula, ring structure easy and obvious. Central star very bright. There is a brightening in the western edge of the nebula. Best seen with averted vision. The object was not seen without O III -filter.

NGC 7094 observed with 36'' Newton.
NGC 7094 observed with 36” Newton.

NGC 637

NGC 637 is a small open cluster in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

Here are my notes of my observation:

@ 160x: a small, compact and poor cluster. Pretty large brightness range, mostly faint stars though. Visual size roughly 4’x5′.

NGC 637 observed with 10'' Newton.
NGC 637 observed with 10” Newton.

NGC 7160

NGC 7160 is a small open cluster in the constellation of Cepheus.

Here are my notes of my observation:

@160x: a small open cluster. The brightest stars are concentrated in an elongated strip of stars in NE-SW orientation. Pretty concentrated, moderate brightness range.

NGC 7160 observed with 10'' Newton.
NGC 7160 observed with 10” Newton.
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