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Thursday, 30 January 2020 14:18

NGC 2683

NGC 2683 is a nearly edge on spiral galaxy, with a possible barred structure. Located in Lynx, and lies approximately 25 million light years away. 

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Wednesday, 29 January 2020 12:43

IC 342

IC 342, sometimes called the Hidden Galaxy because it is heavily obscured by dust since it lies in the direction of the galactic equator of our Milky Way galaxy. Without that, it would be one of the brighter galaxies in our night sky.

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Friday, 24 January 2020 23:48

NGC 2681

NGC 2681 is a lenticular galaxy located 50 million light years away in Ursa Major. Various other more distant galaxies are also visible. 

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Wednesday, 22 January 2020 16:09

NGC 404 - Mirach's Ghost

NGC 404 is a dwarf lenticular galaxy 10 million light years away. It lies just 7 arc-min away from the star Mirach, a red giant. The close proximity has earned it the name of Mirach's Ghost because of the difficulty of seeing it. 

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Thursday, 26 December 2019 22:10

NGC 1961

NGC 1961, a some what distorted massive spiral galaxy, over twice the size of the Milky Way, some 170 million light years away in Camelopardalis. 

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Tuesday, 24 December 2019 15:16

Messier 74

M 74 is a an example of a "grand design" spiral galaxy, which means it has well defined spiral arms. It has a low surface brightness, that makes is one of the more difficult Messier objects, but the face on view presents a ideal image orientation.

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Thursday, 05 December 2019 15:54

Messier 33

Messier 33 is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Triangulum, for that reason it is often called the Triangulum Galaxy. Sometimes referred to as the Pinwheel Galaxy, but that is the name given to Messier 101. It is the smallest spiral galaxy of our local group of galaxies stretching across 60,000 light years and containing some 40 billion stars.

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Saturday, 09 November 2019 02:50

NGC 7741

NGC 7741 A barred spiral located in the Pegasus constellation. A barred galaxy has a central bar with spiral arms trailing off of the bar. Many additional distant background galaxies are also in this image.

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Thursday, 05 September 2019 23:11

NGC 206

Star Clouds of Andromeda featuring NGC 206 in the center, which is an OB association of hot O and B type stars numbering over 300 and stretching some 4,000 light years.

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Friday, 09 August 2019 13:27

Hercules Galaxy Cluster

Abell 2151 - Hercules Galaxy cluster. Over 200+ distant galaxies in this image. Galaxies are located 450-500 million light years away. Part of the larger Hercules super cluster.

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