Uranometria Chart #50Note that the right hand side of the chart is dealt with on the Chart 51 page.
oc DoDz 6: 3'.5; 5 *s; Br. * mag.8.8: Observed at 60x and 100x. It is a 5-star asterism, and non too exciting.
eg 6255: 3'.6 x 1'.5: Vis. 12.7; SB 14.4: Far from being a showpiece object (and far from being visual mag. 12.7), this one is fun to locate anyway. It seems closer to mag. 14, it's large size likely makes it too faint for smaller apertures. In the 12" it was seen at 100x. It is very large, very oval, and very faint. At 136x the center is brighter, and it is even larger overall. At 187x it is fading, but a few stars involved can now be seen.
eg 6274: 0'.6; 0'.5: Vis. 13.8; SB 12.3: Using a detailed, hand-drawn map, the main galaxy was
eg 6274A: 0'.7 x 0'.2: Vis./SB ??: spotted at 136x. It was round and not difficult to see. Views were decent at 187x. At 272x, 74A was glimpsed as a tiny add-on, non-stellar, with averted vision. It seemed an extension to the south following end of the main galaxy. I never would have noted this unless I knew exactly what I was looking for beforehand.
eg 6282: 0'.7 x 0'.5: Vis. 14.4; SB 13.1: Located south following eg 6274, I used the same detailed chart as above (I use dso-browser). 136x actually gave a pretty good view. The galaxy is oval, faint, but distinct. A very faint star is following.
eg 6330: 1'.4 x 0'.5: Vis. 14; SB 13.5: Viewed at 136x and 187x, the galaxy is small, faint, and very oval. I managed a sketch, though.
eg 6349: 0'.8 x 0'.2: Vis. 14.3; SB 12.2: After some searching I located 49 at 136x. At 187x both
eg 6351: 0'.2 x 0'.2: Vis. 15.2; SB 13.5: galaxies can be seen! At 200x and 250x a very small, faint slash can be seen, with the smaller haze just following, mingled with a faint star or two.
eg 6364: 1'.5 x 1'.2: Vis. 12.9; SB13.4: Viewed at 136x, 187x, and 250x. The galaxy has a bright, stellar core. The envelope of haze surrounding it is small and quite faint. There is a nearby faint star, north.
eg 6367: 0'.8 x 0'.7: Vis. 14.2; SB 13.5: Conveniently located near a mag. 8 star, it was glimpsed at 100x and showing a stellar core. Transparency was improving! It was small but pretty bright at 136x. 187x shows a small, round, and pretty bright galaxy. 250x with averted vision shows it larger now, but fading a bit.
eg 6433: 2' x 0'.5: Vis. 13.3; SB 13.1: Another good guess showed this one as a long slash, and pretty faint. At 136x it is still a weak object. 187x shows a large, very elongated galaxy with a brighter, wide middle. 250x gives very good views with averted vision. At 272x the galaxy is long, though starting to fade.
eg 6446: 0'.7 x 0'.6: Vis. 15.2; SB 14.1: 47 was spotted at 100x, being oval, housing a bright
eg 6447: 1'.6 x 0'.9: Vis. 12.8; SB 13.1: middle, and showing a stellar core. 187x gives a good view with averted vision, and 46 can now be glimpsed preceding the main galaxy. It was quite small, faint, round with a stellar core. Both objects were best at 200x. A triple star system south following was noteworthy, but very faint.
eg 6485: 1'.5 x 1'.4: Vis. 12.9; SB 13.6: Spotted at 136x, south preceding a 9.5 mag. star. 187x shows a bright object, pretty large, with a stellar core. Though listed as round, it appears to flare to oval with averted vision. 250x shows a very bright center. It is large and now looking pretty round.
eg 6486: 0'.8 x 0'.8: Vis. 14.3; SB 13.9: 87 is easy to spot at 100x, and 86 pops out at 136x. Both
eg 6487: 1'.8 x 1'.8: Vis. 11.9; SB 13.1: galaxies are seen well at 187x and 250x. There are stellar cores on both. 86 is noticeably smaller and fainter, but still quite easy to spot with averted vision, in the same field with 87.
UGC 11017: 1'.2 x 0'.7: Vis. 13.9; SB 13.6: Located without difficulty at 187x, it is large, oval, and pretty bright with averted vision. It is located just following a mag. 10 star, and precedes eg 6486 and 6487.
eg 6504: 2'.2 x 0'.5: Vis/SB 12.6: Spotted at 60x! There is a stellar core seen at 100x, and the galaxy is bright and elongated. At 136x and 187x it is very large with averted vision. It is very bright now. It was viewed well at 250x and 272x, and even at 375x. It is now very long, very extended, and still very bright. Easy to locate, it lies along the base of a bright stellar triangle. A nice catch in a 12" scope!
Uranometria Chart 49oc DoDz 9: 28'; 15*s: At 60x this is a big and bright, very loose cluster, pretty rich in bright stars. There is a milky haze in the background. 83x fills the eyepiece with bright stars, like a fireworks explosion! This is a decent object in a 12", and likely in an 8" one, too.
eg I. 1277: 1'.2 x 0'.9: Vis. 13.4; SB 13.3: This galaxy is small and faint at 136x, and begins to fade away at 187x. A pair of bright double stars separate it from eg 6575 (see below).
eg 6575: 1'.7 x 1'.3: Vis. 12.4; SB 13.2: The galaxy is round and bright at 136x, and very easy to see. 2 faint stars zigzag from it, pretty close. At 187x views are very good, and the galaxy appears slightly oval. 250x also gives good views.
eg I. 1279: 2'.6 x 0'.6: Vis. 13.5; SB 13.8: Seen at 136x and confirmed at 187x, it appeared as a faint, large oval. It precedes 3 stars that curve around it. 200x and 250x give occasional glimpses of a very long, faint needle galaxy.
eg 6585: 1'.9 x 0'.4: Vis. 12.9; SB 12.5: Located not far from Vega, which is 24' following and just a bit south. The central oval of this galaxy was glimpsed at 100x, and appears more elongated at 136x. Views were good at 187x, showing a bright middle and much fainter elongation. The galaxy is located in the north preceding end of a bright north/south stellar asterism, and just south preceding a 4-star diamond pattern.