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I am Robert Zebahl and together with my friend René Merting as guest observer we would like to present here our observations of various objects (René's observations are only available in German). They can serve as reference or inspiration. Even with binoculars countless objects are observable, as long as you are willing to push yourself to the limits.

The fascination of the starry sky with all its treasures accompanies me now since my youth. After the purchase of an 8 inch Dobsonian in September 2011 from René I focused mainly on partly faint galaxies. Some years later the love for refractors grew. Since then I also like to observe double stars. Currently, a 6-inch ED refractor is my largest telescope, while all reflectors have been sold. It is amazing what you can discover.

If you have any suggestions, questions or found some mistakes you can contact me via mail (see Contact).

Statistics

The statistics show the number of observed objects and in parentheses the number of observations. Galaxies include here only single galaxies, no galaxy groups. Objects like carbon stars, variable stars or comets are summarized under 'Other'.

Total Robert Zebahl René Merting
Double Stars 1073 (1766) 527 (740) 750 (1026)
Asterisms 127 (342) 26 (35) 124 (307)
Open Clusters 426 (1278) 193 (383) 385 (895)
Globular Clusters 70 (395) 45 (140) 64 (255)
Planetary Nebulas 165 (521) 131 (242) 147 (279)
Bright Nebulas 97 (278) 77 (137) 56 (141)
Dark Nebulas 43 (82) 8 (10) 35 (72)
Galaxies 1853 (3018) 1463 (1830) 861 (1188)
Other 266 (470) 232 (381) 62 (89)
4120 (8150) 2702 (3898) 2484 (4252)

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