While waiting for Jupiter to get above the trees in my backyard tonight i decided to have a bit of a scan along the Milky Way. Started just below the Pointers and just kept working eastwards. criss crossing the path of the Milky Way up,down,up,down. Got within about 20 degrees of Jupiter (draw a line from Jupiter to South Celest Pole) and here is a fuzzy ball that could not be resolved even at 364x in a twelve inch. Nice bright centre and plenty of Coma. Can anyone identify it for me? Was looking at 10pm.
Wonderful seeing conditions tonight but a tad on the cold side.
Also got to see quite a few galaxies, in Leo mainly but a few others as well.
At least the best part of old Milky is visible earlier now, get to bed before 2am LOL.
Ps. The Whitsundays was great!