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NGC 4631 (magnitude 9.6) and¬†NGC 4656 (magnitude 10.6) appear in the same visual field. Both galaxies have the same size – 15′ x 2.5′. NGC 4631 is easily seen with direct vision, but NGC 4656 is barley detectable even with averted vision.

NGC 4125 is a faint galaxy in Draco, elongated and with a poorly evident nucleus. In the southern part of the galaxy I’ve seen a 10th-magnitude star.

M108 shares the same field with the Owl Nebula, it’s faint and elongated.

NGC 3227 is extremely difficult. It appears very faint, but I’ve managed to see its elongated shape, without condensation towards the nucleus.

NGC 3607 and NGC 3608 are extremely close one to another, only 5 arcminutes apart. NGC 3607 is almost a magnitude brighter than NGC 3608. It has a round shape, with a stellar nucleus. NGC 3608 is also round, it has a diffuse nucleus. I’ve seen two faint stars in the galaxy’s body.

NGC 3686 is faint and diffuse, it has a round shape. No condensation towards the nucleus.

NGC 2903 is a bright galaxy in Leo. It is large and a little elongated. Near the eastern edge I’ve seen two faint stars. Close to the bight diffuse nucleus, I’ve managed to seen another star with averted vision.

Galaxy NGC 3184
NGC 3184. Al Kelly/NASA/USNO

NGC 3184 is a very strange galaxy, with a ghostly dark grey glow. I haven’t seen a similar shade in any other galaxy. The shape is exactly round, without central condensation. I’ve seen a star in the western part of the galaxy. Other two objects (NGC 3180 and 3184) have the same equatorial coordinates, but these are catalog errors.

NGC 5676 – faint, small, round shape. It has a diffuse and faint nucleus.

NGC 3640 is difficult, I’ve only managed to seen a round patch of light, without an evident nucleus.

M66 is a bright galaxy in Leo. It has a bright nucleus and a 9th-magnitude star near the edge.

NGC 3384 is round, it has a stellar nucleus similar in brightness with a 10th-magnitude star.

NGC 3628 is very elongated, it has a faint nucleus.

M65 has an elongated shape, with a faint but well-defined nucleus.

M96 is bright, a little elongated, it has a stellar nucleus.

M105 shares the same field with M 96, it has a round shape.

Although its magnitude is 7.7, because its large size, M101 doesn’t appear very bright. It has a round shape, the nucleus is poorly defined.

At 36x, M51 appears round with a bright nucleus. The arm that bounds it to NGC 5195 is easily seen. If you concentrate, it is possible to see the diffuse disk of the galaxy separate into two spiral arms. I’ve managed to see them using averted vision.

M63 is an interesting galaxy, it has a stellar nucleus. It appears elongated, placed between one bright star at one edge and two other faint stars at the other edge.

M33 - Pinwheel Galaxy
M33 – Pinwheel Galaxy. SEDS

M33 is a bright galaxy, I have seen it event through my 50 mm finder scope. Some observers manage to see it with the naked eye, from dark locations. Using 36x it fits entirely in the visual field. I’ve didn’t managed to see any details.

M81 is very bright, easily seen even in the finder scope. I have managed to see some details, some darker parts in the galaxy’s body. It becomes gradually brighter towards the center.

Seen through a 114-mm telescope M31 it is not very¬†spectacular, I’ve couldn’t manage to see any details. At 36x it appears so large that it doesn’t fit in the visual field. The nucleus is extremely large and bright.

M32 is very close to M31, it has an almost round shape and is very bright.

NGC 205 (M110) is larger than M32, but a lot fainter.

M83 in Hydra is a difficult galaxy due to its proximity to the horizon. It is large, round, with a stellar nucleus.

M98 is located a little to the west of 6 Comae Berenices. It is elongated, with a faint but well-defined nucleus.

M84 and M86 share the same visual field. Both galaxies are round, with bright nuclei.

Near the border between Virgo and Corvus you will find M104 (The Sombrero Galaxy). It has a very large and bright nucleus.

M74  - Galaxy in Pisces

M74 is a difficult galaxy in Pisces. I’ve barley managed to see it, it looked a little elongated.

NGC 6946 is located in Cygnus, strange place to be for a galaxy. It is round and appears in the same field with open cluster NGC 6939.

NGC 7479 in Pegasus is faint, without an evident nucleus. The galaxy is elongated, and gets a little brighter towards the center.

NGC 7331 is the brightest galaxy in Pegasus. It is easily seen at 50x, the bright nucleus is almost stellar.

NGC 7332 is visible with direct vision at 50x. The galaxy is faint, elongated, with a bright core.

NGC 7339 is only visible with averted vision. Using 120x I’ve barley seen the elongated shape.

Galaxies observed with a 60-mm telescope

M81 – Galaxy in Ursa Major. Small, elongated, brighter towards the center.

M82 – It appears in the same field with M81. Elongated, very difficult.

M31 – The elongated shape is visible even with the naked eye. The galaxy is very large, it doesn’t fit in the eyepiece field.

M33 – This galaxy is visible even with the naked-eye under good conditions. Through the eyepiece it appears like an oval fuzzy patch, slightly brighter towards the core. There is no hint of dark regions or spiral structure.

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