Vol. 15. Book 6. ISSN 1650-1761
Dr. Jesus Rodrigo Torres
There are 30 deep-sky objects in this Volume. Of the objects observed and described, 21 are open clusters, 3 are galaxies, 2 are planetary nebulae, 2 are globular clusters, 1 is an open cluster with nebulosity and 1 is an emission nebula.
The time of observation in Montevista Heights, Taytay, Rizal, where I have my personal observatory, must now be chosen carefully. Gone were the days when I could just set up a telescope in the garage or in the observatory and be assured of a black sky in a clear Type 1 sky. Unfortunately those days are gone and the sky in my observing site is now often milky and the Milky Way is no longer visible during the evening. I had to wake up at 2 am at times just to have a really good sky for observing. Despite these odds, I still catch a few galaxies and nebulae now and then, in addition to the usual open cluster fare. I believe I may have passed the half-way mark in this particular research.