Nearby is probably the most famous galaxy in Coma Berenice's, NGC-4565. Also known as "Bernice's Hair Clip" this galaxy is quite possibly the best edge-on galaxy in the northern skies for smaller telescopes. In photos it's over 20 arc-minute long, but the rather poor skies limited that to perhaps half that night. Nevertheless, the bright inner core, the dust lane that runs along most of the length of the disk and the thin, fried egg like cross section were at least hinted at if not glaring evident at 227X through the 15-inch. Despite the poor skies, it was still impressive even through the 24mm 82 degree Explore Scientific eyepiece at 83X.
Other objects I observed that night included the planets Mercury, Mars and Saturn. All suffered the effects of the rather poor seeing, so I concentrated on galaxies and nebulae. Other objects I visited included the Ursa Minor galaxy NGC-6217, which is an oval glow marked by patches of greater brightness than the surrounding disk, no doubt star forming regions in this galaxy. The nebulae M-57, M-8, M-20 and M-17 were also visited. The dark lanes in M-20 were stunningly apparent, and the dark lanes and bright steaks in M-8 made it look almost three dimensional through the 15-inch. M-17 looked like the chaotic cloud of hot gas it is, with a vast outer halo visible. The Veil Nebula also showed it's striations too, and the structure of the Ring and Dumbbell nebulae were also clearly apparent. M-27 also showed it's central star, whereas the rather poor seeing hid M-57's central star from view. Finally, I looked at Omega Centauri, but the thick haze near the horizon made its stars merge into a fuzzy blob. It was a most rewarding night despite the hazy skies and the passing clouds.