NGC6309 is one of the two planetary nebula with the nickname “The Box”, (the other is NGC6445 in Sagittarius), but after my experience with it, I prefer name NGC6309 like Stephen J. O’Meara in his book “The secret Deep”: The Exclamation Mark.
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This time I send the planetary nebula M. 76.
I could not see outer structures, only the wellknown inner globes.
This is a fine but fainter copy of the more famous M. 27 (Manual)!
I used pencil on white paper and inverted. Info on my sketch.
Loc.: Trondheim, Norway.
Hello ASOD! I sketched this planetary nebula (also known as M27) on 11 August 2013 with my dobsonian telescope. I used also as eyepiece WA 12mm that gave me a magnification of 104x. It’ s a very big nebula; thanks to my UHC filter, I was able to observe its structure: fantastic!
Object name: M27- Dumbbell Nebula
Object type: Planetary Nebula
Location: Copertino (LE), ITALY
Media: Pencil on White paper; inverted with software
•Conditions: NELM 4.5. Good transparency, bad seeing.
•Date: 23/03/2014 11:00pm.
•Media: HB, 2B, blend stump and PS for color. Averted vision.
•Telescope: Meade LB 12″ on equatorial tracking platform.
•Eyepiece: SW TMB II 6mm and sometimes TV UHC filter.
Hi ASOD! This time I bring you all the Ghost of Jupiter from my backyard. It was a good night except for the poor seeing conditions. Some of the stars are down to mag 13-14 and the nebula, with averted vision, was excellent showing internal details at x254. Days later, at a star party, I could appreciate the full glory of nebula, the central star was like a pin and incredible details were easily seen at x254-x400 (no sketch, sorry!). Hope you like it!