NGC-1232 is a 10th magnitude face on Eridanus spiral galaxy very much like M-101 in Ursa Major, but almost three times farther way than the Pinwheel Galaxy. The poor seeing and light pollution hid the outer portions of the disk, which I was able to see easily from a much darker site through my 10-inch. The central region was easy to find and given a dark site this galaxy is a good object for medium and large aperture telescopes. There is a small companion galaxy that is perturbing the big spiral galaxy's arms, but I never seen any sign of it from the airstrip so far.
Over in neighboring Eridanus the galaxy hunt continued with the rather small, faint and oval galaxy NGC-1784. Shining at magnitude 11.8, this barred spiral galaxy lies 100 million light years away, over half again as far away as the Virgo cluster of galaxies, and yet it was fairly bright through the 15-inch. It bore magnification quite well but the unsteady air above led to the best view being found at 181X. I saw no sign of the small companion galaxy near it, probably because it is either actually a much more distant background system or it's an intrinsically dim galaxy to begin with.
Another Eridanus galaxy that eluded me until now is NGC-2139, which shines at a magnitude of 11.7. It's small apparent size of just over 2 arc-minutes gives it a fairly high surface brightness and thus makes it visible fairly well amid the local sky glow. This face on Sc type spiral galaxy really does deserve to be also considered a peculiar galaxy. The central core is displaced to one side and photos show the spiral arms to be disheveled as well.
Just before the moon rose and forced an end to observation of deep sky objects, I stopped to visit M-78, a reflection nebula in Orion that is often overshadowed by the Great Orion Nebula. This object is a interesting object in it's own right from a dark site. It's actually four separate small nebulae in the same region of sky. While M-78 resembled the eyes of some celestial black cat gleaming from within the nebulosity, NGC-2071 was a lopsided fuzzy patch around a star. NGC-2064 and NGC-2067 eluded me since the moon was already lighting up the sky as I made the sketch. Next time I'm going to return to this area and see if I can spot them, they have been seen in small telescopes from dark sites.
In addition to these objects I observed a number of others, which included Venus, Mars and Jupiter, which suffered the least from the night's poor seeing. I also looked at the galaxies M-31, M32, M-110, M-33, where in M-31 and M-33 I spotted the dust lanes and spiral arms respectively. I spent a good deal of time looking at the Orion and Crab nebulae, which shows many details through the 15-inch. Finally I looked at the galaxies M-81 and M-82, which looked incredible until the moon's glare began to hinder even them. It was a pleasant night of stargazing while the darkness lasted.