Visual Observation of Deep-Sky Objects

This web site introduces sketches of deep-sky objects such as nebulae and star clusters.
This is an English version of my Japanese homepage, which was translated with a friend's assistance.
(Go to the Japanese Version)

To view the objects you wish to see, click the catalogue numbers of the objects in the Index Section below.

At the moment the descriptions of most sketches are still in Japanese except those of the following objects. Eventually all the descriptions will be translated into English.

All Messier objects,
M33, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Box, M22, the Snake Nebula, the Coma Cluster of Galaxies,
the Hercules Cluster of Galaxies, M66, the California Nebula, NGC 1981, Comet Hale-Bopp

Please adjust your monitor settings to obtain the best view of the images.

These sketches were made by white pencil and poster color on black drawing paper.
The north is at the top of the sketch.
The equipment used for drawing includes a 32cm Dobsonian, a 50cm Dobsonian, and 10x42 and 30x125 binoculars.
View the photographs of these instruments.
(Translation has finshed. Sep 13 2003)

My name is Kiminori Ikebe.
I live in Kyushu, the southern-most main island of Japan.
As Japan is not the most favorable place to watch the stars, I often have to move around looking for dark observing sites.
Your comments on my sketches are welcome, but I may not be able to reply quickly as I am not quite confident in English.
JBB01566@nifty.ne.jp

Acknowledgement:
Translation was done by Mr. Eiji Kato. Mr. Kato is observing in Australia and has a web site for his superb drawings.
His web address is:http://www.geocities.com/eijikato2001

StellaNavigator for Windows95/AstroArts Inc./ASCII Corp.

Index Section

Messier catalog
M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9
M10 M11 M12 M13 M14 M15 M16 M17 M18 M19
M20 M21 M22 M23 M24 M25 M26 M27 M28 M29
M30 M31 M32 M33 M34 M35 M36 M37 M38 M39
M40 M41 M42 M43 M44 M45 M46 M47 M48 M49
M50 M51 M52 M53 M54 M55 M56 M57 M58 M59
M60 M61 M62 M63 M64 M65 M66 M67 M68 M69
M70 M71 M72 M73 M74 M75 M76 M77 M78 M79
M80 M81 M82 M83 M84 M85 M86 M87 M88 M89
M90 M91 M92 M93 M94 M95 M96 M97 M98 M99
M100 M101 M102 M103 M104 M105 M106 M107 M108 M109
32cm Dobsonian or smaller Instruments
NGC

0001,0040,0016,0024,0055,0068,0080,0103,0128,0129,0133,0157,0160,0185,0188,0194,
0196,0206,0246,0247,0253,0275,0278,0281,0315,0337,0345,0357,0383,0404,0428,0457,
0470,0507,0520,0521,0524,0536,0541,0560,0584,0613,0654,0660,0663,0672,0680,0697,
0705,0718,0736,0741,0772,0777,0833,0869,0891,0895,0896,0908,0925,0936,0957,0969,
0986,

1003,1023,1035,1049,1055,1057,1058,1073,1084,1097,1156,1187,1232,1245,1275,1326,
1333,1359,1365,1380,1385,1387,1398,1399,1407,1421,1491,1499,1501,1502,1507,1513,
1514,1528,1532,1535,1545,1579,1582,1622,1624,1637,1647,1667,1720,1746,1788,1792 ,
1807,1808,1851,1857,1907,1931,1973,1999,

2017,2023,2024,2129,2146,2149,2158,2169,2194,2207,2215,2237,2245,2261,2264,2281
2300,2301,2324,2336,2353,2359,2360,2362,2366,2371,2383,2392,2403,2419,2438,2439,
2440,2451,2453,2467,2477,2506,2525,2539,2551,2610,2613,2626,2629,2633,2646,2654,
2672,2681,2683,2685,2768,2771,2775,2787,2798,2805,2818,2832,2841,2903,2911,2964,
2976,2985,2992,2997,

3044,3066,3077,3079,3100,3109,3115,3132,3145,3166,3184,3190,3198,3226,3242,3271,
3310,3312,3319,3344,3347,3359,3395,3430,3432,3448,3504,3510,3511,3583,3607,3610,
3613,3621,3626,3628,3631,3636,3646,3674,3675,3686,3690,3718,3726,3756,3788,3861,
3877,3893,3938,3981,3982,3995,

4013,4026,4027,4030,4036,4038,4045,4051,4073,4088,4105,4111,4123,4151,4169,4178,
4203,4214,4216,4233,4236,4244,4256,4261,4274,4281,4294,4298,4305,4319,4342,4350,
4361,4365,4373,4395,4413,4435,4440,4442,4449,4461,4474,4477,4490,4494,4496,4517,
4526,4535,4536,4559,4565,4567,4596,4605,4618,4631,4656,4658,4666,4696,4697,4725,
4762,4781,4783,4790,4889,4914,

5005,5012,5033,5044,5053,5054,5088,5102,5128,5150,5170,5247,5248,5253,5308,5322,
5353,5363,5367,5371,5376,5380,5395,5427,5430,5474,5534,5566,5576,5595,5614,5634,
5676,5678,5746,5775,5846,5897,5898,5899,5907,5908,5915,5953,5985,

6026,6027,6041,6072,6124,6144,6192,6207,6210,6229,6231,6242,6268,6281,6286,6293,
6302,6307,6309,6322,6334,6337,6342,6356,6357,6366,6369,6383,6388,6440,6441,6445,
6451,6453,6503,6520,6528,6543,6563,6565,6572,6595,6603,6633,6638,6649,6664,6709,
6712,6723,6727,6751,6755,6756,6772,6774,6781,6800,6802,6804,6811,6818,6822,6826,
6857,6885,6888,6891,6894,6905,6907,6910,6940,6960,6962,6992,6995,6997,

7006,7008,7009,7023,7026,7027,7048,7139,7160,7174,7184,7217,7243,7265,7293,7320,
7331,7332,7354,7380,7386,7392,7410,7412,7435,7448,7454,7463,7479,7499,7531,7538,
7541,7547,7552,7562,7582,7606,7626,7635,7640,7662,7686,7694,7723,7741,7753,7769,
7782,7788,7789,7814,

IC

0289,0342,0348,0410,0418,0443,0750,1029,1295,1470,1805,1848,4329,4406,4637,4665,
4996,5146,

Others

Mel20,Mel25,Mel71,Tr1,PK164+31.1,PK205+14.1,Sh2-301,Steph1,Around the S Mon,
Ced90,Cr21,G76,G78,KemblesCasade



(Janapnese only)
Aug.1 2004
Double stars

48Ori,betaLyr,STF2816

Solar system


Jupiter,C1995O1,C1996B2,C1996Q1,C1998U5,C1999S4,C2000WM1,C2001A2,C2002C1,C21P,

50cm Dobsonian

Messier catalog

M66,M74,M77,M83,M104,

NGC

0772,0864,0891,0895,0986,
1055,1073,1187,1300,1353,
2170,2182,2185,2366,2403,2523,2798,2903,
3162,3432,3981,
4038,4088,4725,
5353,5383,
6217,6946,
7000,7023,7133,7309,7479,7606,7714,7741,7753,7768,7814,

IC

0063,1318,1953,

Others

Coma Cluster,Hercules Cluster of Galaxies,
B33,U3714,vdb93,B72(The Snake Nebula),Sh2-112,

Solar system
C2002O4,C2002O6,