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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 14:00

Messier 15

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Messier 15, one of the oldest globular clusters around our galaxy, estimated age of 12+ billion years, and a densely compacted core due to core collapse. M15 contains an estimated 100,000 stars. Imaged during first quarter Moon.

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  • Constellation Pegasus
  • Right Ascension 21h 29m 58.33s
  • Declination +12° 10′ 01.2″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 33,000
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Thursday, 05 September 2019 23:11

NGC 206

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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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  • Constellation Andromeda
  • Right Ascension 00h 40m 31.3s
  • Declination +40° 44′ 21″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2.5 million
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Thursday, 05 September 2019 18:45

M 57

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M57 also called the Ring Nebula is a planetary nebula (planetary nebula have nothing to do with planets). They are formed when a star near the end of its evolutionary life expels its outer layers as it shrinks down to…

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  • Constellation Lyra
  • Right Ascension 18h 53m 35.079s
  • Declination +33°01’45.03”
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,300
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 04 September 2019 23:03

Epsilon Lyrae

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Epsilon Lyrae is a a true binary star system with an orbit that is measured in hundred of thousands of years to complete an orbit. In addition, each star is also a binary star that can only be split using…

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  • Constellation Lyra
  • Right Ascension 18h 44m 20.34589s
  • Declination +39° 40′ 12.4533″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 162
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Saturday, 24 August 2019 12:12

NGC6940

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NGC6940 is an open cluster located in Vulpecula. Some what difficult to see the cluster against the rich background of stars, the actual cluster contains several hundred members. Estimated age is 700+ million years and at distance of 2,500 light…

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  • Constellation Vulpecula
  • Right Ascension 20h 34m 26s
  • Declination +28° 17′ 00″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,500
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 16:58

Albireo

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Albireo or Beta Cygni, is one of the finest double stars in the northern hemisphere. Located at the "beak" of Cygnus the Swan, the two stars show a vivid contrast in color. Although the two stars don't seem to be…

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  • Constellation Cygnus
  • Right Ascension 19h 30m 43.286s
  • Declination +27° 57′ 34.84″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 430
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 16:45

M 13 in the Moonlight

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One of the best known northern hemisphere globular clusters containing around 300,000 stars. Globular clusters are are old objects and M13 is estimated to be around 11.5 billion years old based on the amount of heavy metal contents in its…

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  • Constellation Hercules
  • Right Ascension 16h 41m 41.24s
  • Declination +36°27’35.5”
  • Distance (Lightyears) 22,200
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Friday, 09 August 2019 13:27

Hercules Galaxy Cluster

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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. Annotated image follows..

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  • Constellation Hercules
  • Right Ascension 16h 05m 15.0s
  • Declination +17° 44′ 55″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 500 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Friday, 09 August 2019 13:19

Moon Aug 8, 2019

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55% full Moon imaged on Aug 8, 2019 with the RC scope and Asi071 color camera. Single shot with image processing done using PixInsight software.

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  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Friday, 09 August 2019 13:14

NGC 188

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Open cluster located in the constellation of Cepheus. Estimated age of 6+ billion years, most open clusters drift apart after only a few million years. It lies above the plane of the Milky Way, and located further out than our…

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  • Constellation Cepheus
  • Right Ascension 00h 48m 26s
  • Declination +85° 15.3′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 5,400
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Friday, 02 August 2019 13:34

NGC 4490

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NGC 4490, commonly called the Cocoon Galaxy is a disrupted barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Canes Venatici. A smaller companion galaxy NGC 4485 has interacted with it in the past, creating a distorted galaxy and helping to…

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  • Constellation Canes Venatici
  • Right Ascension 12h 30m 36.2s
  • Declination 41° 38′ 38″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 25
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera Atik 314l+ Mono ccd
Friday, 02 August 2019 13:12

Barnard's Star 2019

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Barnard's Star is a red dwarf star located 6 light years away in the constellation of Ophiuchus. Despite being relatively close, it is unable to be seen with out a telescope due to its dim nature. Being close by, and…

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  • Constellation Ophiuchus
  • Right Ascension 17h 57m 48.49803s
  • Declination +04° 41′ 36.2072"
  • Distance (Lightyears) 6
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 04 July 2019 14:50

Messier 4 (2019)

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Messier 4 is a globular cluster located in the constellation of Scorpius. M4 is one of the nearer globular clusters at a distance of 7,200 light years. It was one of the first globular clusters to be resolved as a…

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  • Constellation Scorpius
  • Right Ascension 16h 23m 35.22s
  • Declination –26° 31′ 32.7″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 7,200
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 01:58

Messier 92

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Globular cluster M92, less well known than the more famous M13, despite being one of the brightest globular clusters in the northern hemisphere. It is also estimated to b one of the oldest globular clusters at an estimated 14.2 billion…

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  • Constellation Hercules
  • Right Ascension 17h 17m 07.39s
  • Declination +43° 08′ 09.4″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 26,700
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera Atik 314l+ Mono ccd
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 01:55

Messier 13

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Messier 13, the Great Globular cluster located in the constellation of Hercules. It is one of the brightest and best know globular clusters in the northern hemisphere. The cluster has a diameter of around 145 light years and contains about…

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  • Constellation Hercules
  • Right Ascension 16h 41m 41.24s
  • Declination +36° 27′ 35.5″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 22,200
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 17:48

Supernova 2019ein

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Supernova 2019ein a type 1a is located in the lenticular galaxy NGC5353 in the galaxy cluster of Hickson 68. Imaged the night of May 14, 2019. Annotated image follows.

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  • Constellation Canes Venatici
  • Right Ascension 13:53:29.134
  • Declination +40:16:31.40
  • Distance (Lightyears) 110 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera Atik 314l+ Mono ccd
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 23:54

Messier 3

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Messier 3 is one of the largest, brightest globular cluster in the night sky. It contains an estimated 500,000 stars. Located in the constellation of Canes Venatici at a distance of 33,900 light years away from Earth. The cluster contains…

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  • Constellation Canes Venatici
  • Right Ascension 13h 42m 11.62s
  • Declination +28°22’38.2”
  • Distance (Lightyears) 33,900
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Saturday, 27 April 2019 15:28

Leo Triplet

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Leo Triplet (M65, M66, NGC 3628) in my favorite orientation. The galaxies form part of the M66 Group. The three galaxies show signs of gravitational interaction in the past. M66 has drawn out spiral arms that show a high rate…

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  • Constellation Leo
  • Right Ascension 11h 17m
  • Declination +13°25′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 35 million
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Friday, 26 April 2019 15:57

Open Cluster NGC 2423

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Open Cluster NGC2423 located in Puppis located about 2,500 light years away. At least one exo-planet has been confirmed orbiting a the red giant star NGC2423-3 with a mass of 10 times of Jupiter. 

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  • Constellation Puppis
  • Right Ascension 07h 37m
  • Declination -13°52'
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2497
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera Atik 314l+ Mono ccd
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:08

Messier 81 and Messier 82

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Messier 81 is a spiral galaxy about half the size of the Milky Galaxy with a diameter of 90,000 light years, lies about 12 million light years away. Messier 82 has a diameter of 37,000 light years and is classified…

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  • Constellation Ursa Major
  • Right Ascension 09h 55m 33.2s
  • Declination +69° 3′ 55″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 12 million
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Friday, 05 April 2019 14:55

NGC 2539

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NGC 2539, an open cluster in Puppis. Estimated age of the cluster is 370 million years and contains several hundred possible members. The cluster lies about 4,400 light years away, the brighter star is 19 Puppis a multiple star system…

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  • Constellation Puppis
  • Right Ascension 08h 10m 37s
  • Declination −12° 49′ 06″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 4,400
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera Atik 314l+ Mono ccd
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 10:09

NGC 4565 The Needle Galaxy

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NGC 4565 or the Needle Galaxy, edge on view of a spiral galaxy located in Coma Berenices, around 40 million light years away. A prominent dust lane is visible the entire length of the galaxy. Slightly larger than our own…

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  • Constellation Coma Berenices
  • Right Ascension 12h 36m 20.8s
  • Declination +25° 59′ 16″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 40 million +/- 10 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera Atik 314l+ Mono ccd
Monday, 01 April 2019 22:44

NGC 2301

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NGC 2301, an open cluster located in Monoceros awash in a sea of stars. Estimated age of 168 million years and 2,840 light years away.

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  • Constellation Monoceros
  • Right Ascension 06h 51m 45s
  • Declination +00° 27′ 36″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,840
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Sunday, 31 March 2019 12:48

NGC 2261 - Hubble's Variable Nebula

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NGC 2261 - Hubble's Variable Nebula. Patterns in the nebula vary over time probably due to dust clouds that cover the star R Monocerotis at the tip are casting shadows on the illuminated nebula. Located in the constellation of Monoceros.…

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  • Constellation Monoceros
  • Right Ascension 6h 39m 10s
  • Declination +8° 45′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,500
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera Atik 314l+ Mono ccd
Saturday, 30 March 2019 10:14

Messier 67

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Messier 67 is an open cluster located in the constellation of Cancer. It is one of the older closest open clusters at an estimated age of 3.2 to 5 billion years. Most clusters tend to disperse after their formation, but…

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  • Constellation Cancer
  • Right Ascension 08h 51.3m
  • Declination +11° 49′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,600+
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
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