- Sketches (Deepsky) (Lyn) -

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Cam (4) CVn (7) Gem (8) Lyn (9) Psc (1) UMa (10)

NGC 2419 (GC)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 6×6'
Name: NGC2419, H1.218, Intergalactic Wanderer
Type: GC
Constellation: Lyn
Coordinates: 07h38m08.51s / +38°52'54.90"
Brightness / Size: 10m1 / 6.0x6.0'
Robert Zebahl
80mm f/7.5, 67x, Bortle 6-, SQM-L 19.0
Very faint, round, barely condensed.

MODERATE
4.5" f/8, 100x, Bortle 7, NELM 4m5
Glimpsed with averted vision as very faint, round brightening after several minutes of concentrated observation. Forms a line with two brighter stars.

DIFFICULT
120mm f/5, 67x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.3
At 33x pretty faint, even at 67x not very conspicuous, round, moderately condensed.

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MODERATE
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Round, brightening toward the middle. Neither resolvable nor granulous even at 80x. Barely visible with direct vision.

EASY
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 160x, SQM-L 21.5
der KS zeigt sich bei 45x als zarter Schimmer - bei 72x wird ein homogen helles Bällchen mit diffusen Rändern sichtbar, das einer Galaxie sehr ähnelt - indirekt wirkt der KS fluffiger - bei 160x wirkt der KS noch immer recht hell - auch bei 240x sind keine Sterne herauslösbar
EASY

NGC 2683 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC2683, UGC4641, H1.200
Type: GLX
Constellation: Lyn
Coordinates: 08h52m41.34s / +33°25'18.48"
Brightness / Size: 9m7 / 9.3x2.2'
Robert Zebahl
102mm f/11, 62x, Bortle 6-, SQM-L 19.0
At 28x already relatively well visible as clearly elongated nebula with averted vision. At 62x almost conspicuous, beautifully elongated, getting slightly brighter towards the middle, but without a distinct nucleus.

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EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
With averted vision very elongated, otherwise only the brighter core area is obvious.

EASY
René Merting
B 18x70, SQM-L 21.5
die Galaxie ist nördlich von einem schönen Sternfeld erkennbar - auffällig NO-SW-elongiert - ein homogen heller schmaler Strich - Ausdehnung 3:1

EASY
12.5" f/4.5, 144x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 45x phantastischer Anblick, ein heller Lichtbarren mit 4:1-Ausdehnung - das Zentrum ist leicht heller - nordöstlich an der Galaxie klebt ein Feldstern - bei 72x verjüngen sich die Spitzen der Galaxie, längliches Zentrum - bei 144x blinkt indirekt am nordöstlichen Ende der Galaxie ein noch schwächerer Vordergrundstern auf - NGC 2683 wirkt leicht durchgebogen nach Südosten
EASY

STF 946 (**)

Name: STF946
Type: **
Constellation: Lyn
Coordinates: 06h44m51.62s / +59°26'57.40"

Components:
m1 m2 ρ θ Year
7m3 9m1 4.0" 129° 2019
Robert Zebahl
102mm f/11, 86x, Bortle 6-, SQM-L 19.0
Easy to split with noticeable difference in brightness. Very nice view together with the triple system STF 948 in one field of view!

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152mm f/5.9, 100x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.4
At 100x and 129x easy to separate, quite uneven. Primary component appeared yellowish, the fainter one rather greyish. Fantastic view together with 12 Lyn (STF 948) in one field of view!

STF 948 (**)

Name: STF948, 12 Lyn
Type: **
Constellation: Lyn
Coordinates: 06h46m14.15s / +59°26'30.10"

Components:
m1 m2 ρ θ Year
AB 5m4 6m0 1.9" 64° 2019
AC 5m4 7m0 8.8" 310° 2018

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Robert Zebahl
55mm f/9.1, 167x
AB: Components A and B separated, whereby the Airy disks slightly overlap. The difference in brightness was well visible.

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55mm f/9.1, 27x
AC: Components A/B and C well separated, but tight. Significant difference in brightness. The fainter C companion appeared slightly orange, the brighter one white-bluish.

63mm f/13.3, 140x
AB: Components A and B split with almost no space in between. The difference in brightness was visible.

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70mm f/5.7, 133x
AB: Both components A + B clearly split, whereby the diffraction rings where merged together. A very nice view together with component C. I sketched this triplet, which reflects my impression well. Unfortunately, the distance and position angle are not particularly well observed. Also the difference in brightness I didn't noticed during my observation.

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70mm f/5.7, 22x
AC: Well split, relatively close together with significant difference in brightness.

102mm f/11, 129x, Bortle 6-, SQM-L 19.0
At 28x the pair AC is nicely separated without any problems. The close pair AB is already recognizable at 86x as a clear figure '8', at 125x wonderfully separated. The components A & B appear yellowish. Very nice view together with STF 946 in one field of view!

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152mm f/5.9, 129x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.4
At 49x the pair AC is beautifully separated with a significant difference in brightness. At 100x, the close pair AB is also separated, although still very close together. A slight difference in brightness is noticeable. At 129x, the view is magnificent. The two bright components A & B present themselves yellowish, the fainter component C rather greyish. STF 948 can be well observed in a field of view with the neighbouring double star STF 946. Both show a nice overall scenery.

STF 1001 (**)

Name: STF1001
Type: **
Constellation: Lyn
Coordinates: 07h03m05.51s / +54°10'26.60"

Components:
m1 m2 ρ θ Year
AB 7m8 9m4 9.1" 66° 2019
AC 7m8 9m3 9.9" 58° 2019
BC 9m4 9m3 1.6" 2019
Robert Zebahl
102mm f/11, 160x, Bortle 6-, SQM-L 19.0
2020-03-23: At 28x the pair A-BC is easy to separate. At 160x, the very close pair BC shows split. The component A appears slightly orange.

152mm f/5.9, 129x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.4
2020-03-23: At 22x, the wide pair A-BC already appears separated, but still very tight. At 69x, A appears in a decent orange. The pair BC shows elongated and rather greenish-bluish. At 100x BC is already visible as figure '8' and almost separated, at 129x clearly separated. Components B and C are still very close together and equally bright. The color impression remains. An interesting and rewarding triple system!

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STF 1033 (**)

Name: STF1033
Type: **
Constellation: Lyn
Coordinates: 07h14m48.05s / +52°32'44.10"

Components:
m1 m2 ρ θ Year
AB 7m8 8m4 1.5" 278° 2017
AC 7m8 10m2 79.6" 273° 2015
Robert Zebahl
102mm f/11, 160x, Bortle 6-, SQM-L 19.0
The pair AB appears clearly separated, but still pretty tight with a well visible difference in brightness. The faint C component is wide apart at a similar position angle.

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STF 1050 (**)

Name: STF1050
Type: **
Constellation: Lyn
Coordinates: 07h19m51.29s / +54°55'18.40"

Components:
m1 m2 ρ θ Year
AB 8m1 8m8 19.3" 21° 2017
Robert Zebahl
70mm f/5.7, 22x
Rather faint, obviously split with visible difference in brightness. View similar to STF 1062.

102mm f/11, 28x, Bortle 6-, SQM-L 19.0

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STF 1062 (**)

Name: STF1062, 19 Lyn
Type: **
Constellation: Lyn
Coordinates: 07h22m52.06s / +55°16'53.30"

Components:
m1 m2 ρ θ Year
AB 5m8 6m7 14.8" 316° 2018
Robert Zebahl
70mm f/5.7, 22x
Clearly separated, moderate distance, noticeable difference in brightness. The colors seemed different, but not exactly definable.

102mm f/11, 28x, Bortle 6-, SQM-L 19.0

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152mm f/5.9, 22x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.4
Easy to separate, but still quite close together with visible difference in brightness. Color wise unremarkable.

STF 1334 (**)

Name: STF1334, 38 Lyn
Type: **
Constellation: Lyn
Coordinates: 09h18m50.64s / +36°48'09.30"

Components:
m1 m2 ρ θ Year
AB 3m9 6m1 2.5" 229° 2017

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Robert Zebahl
63mm f/13.3, 140x
Fainter companion only seen as permanent brightening on the first diffraction ring.

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