Messier 11

Astro Log: August 15th, 2012

Equipment: 16” Dobsonian, 55mm, 12mm Tele Vue eyepieces. New objects observed: Basel 1, NGC 6704, NGC 6712, IC 4665, Collinder 350 Previously viewed objects observed: Messier 11 (Wild Duck Cluster), NGC 7331, Messier 31, Messier 32 The main task this night was looking around for that interesting asterism I remembered seeing a long time ago. I think it’s in the neighborhood of the Wild Duck Cluster, and if so I think I have indeed found it again.

Astro log: Sept. 20th, 2009

Equipment: Orion Skyview 6 Deluxe EQ, using the 32, 25, 15, 9, 6, and 4 mm eyepieces and the broadband,  ultrablock, and OIII filters. New objects observed: M17 (Omega Nebula), M16 (Eagle Nebula), M18, M11 (Wild Duck Cluster), M26 Previously observed objects: M31, M32 Notes: Not a long night. Conditions were actually better than they've been the last few nights I've been able to observe, but I was too tired to stay out very long; also, Monday night (and quite likely Tuesday night) are supposed to be even better.