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Tuesday, 30 November 2021 17:12

NGC 7790 and NGC 7788

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NGC 7790, center of image is a young open cluster located in Cassiopeia with an estimated age of 60 to 80 million years. Open cluster NGC 7788 lies to the lower left of NGC 7790

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  • Constellation Cassiopeia
  • Right Ascension 23h 58m 24.2s
  • Declination +61° 12′ 30″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 10,800
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 2600MM cmos
  • Magnitude 8.5
  • Trumpler Classification II2m
Friday, 26 November 2021 16:25

Messier 103 (2021)

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Messier 103 is an ope star cluster located in Cassiopeia. Contains at least 107 members, its one of the smallest and at 10,000 light years one of the more remote clusters.

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  • Constellation Cassiopeia
  • Right Ascension 01h 33.2m
  • Declination +60°42′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 10,000
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 2600MM cmos
  • Magnitude +7.4
Tuesday, 16 November 2021 16:55

Messier 2 (2021)

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Messier 2 is a globular cluster located in Aquarius. Containing around 150,000 stars. it is also one of the older and largest of the Milky Way globular clusters. Esimated age is 13 billion years and spans 175 light years in…

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  • Constellation Aquarius
  • Right Ascension 21h 33m 27.02s
  • Declination –00° 49′ 23.7″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 37,500 - 55,000
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 2600MM cmos
  • Magnitude 6.3
Wednesday, 28 April 2021 14:47

Nova Per 2020

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Discovered Nov 25, 2020, this time-lapse of Nova Per 2020 covering the period of Dec 8 - Mar 18. Images were taken about every two weeks weather permitting. Started with a brightness of mag 9, fading to mag 15.

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  • Constellation Perseus
  • Right Ascension 04 29 18.85
  • Declination +43 54 23.0
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 8.5 - 15
  • Variable Type Nova
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So named because of its changing light and dark patterns on the nebula is though to be caused by dust clouds near the illuminating source by the star R Monocerotis casting shadows on the nebula. The star itself a T…

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  • Constellation Monoceros
  • Right Ascension 6h 39m 10s
  • Declination +8° 45′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,500
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 9.0
  • Variable Type T Tauri
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 15:42

Messier 94

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Messier 94 or sometimes referred to as the Cat's Eye or the Croc's Eye galaxy it is a spiral galaxy with distinct inner and outer rings. Several theory's on how it came about, but no definite answer. The inner ring…

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  • Constellation Canes Venatici
  • Right Ascension 12h 50m 53.1s
  • Declination +41° 07′ 14″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 16 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 8.9
  • Galaxy Type (R)SA(r)ab LINER
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 13:55

Messier 49

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Messier 49 is a giant elliptical galaxy located in Virgo. Part of the Virgo B sub cluster of the Virgo super cluster, it was the first member of the cluster identified. The galaxy stretches across 157,000 light years and contains…

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  • Constellation Virgo
  • Right Ascension 12h 29m 46.7s
  • Declination +08° 00′ 02″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 56 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 9.4
  • Galaxy Type E2
Thursday, 08 April 2021 15:07

Nova Sgr 2021 No. 2

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Quick capture of Nova Sgr 2021 No.2 (V6595 Sgr) from last night. Discovered on April 4th, currently around Mag 8.

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  • Constellation Sagittarius
  • Right Ascension 17h58m16.1s
  • Declination -29°14'57"
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 8
  • Variable Type Nova
Wednesday, 07 April 2021 15:05

V Coronae Borealis

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V Crb is a red giant Mira type carbon star located in Corona Borealis. 

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  • Constellation Corona Borealis
  • Right Ascension 15h 49m 31.31093s
  • Declination +39° 34′ 17.9111″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 8815
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 7.8 - 10
  • Variable Type Mira
  • B-V Color Index 4.41
Wednesday, 07 April 2021 13:34

Asteroid Eunomia

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Located in the asteroid belt, it is the largest of the stony type asteroids, and contains around 1% of the mass of the asteroid belt. It is thought to be core remnant but where the crust and mantle was stripped…

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  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 7.9 - 11.24
Saturday, 03 April 2021 00:00

Sn 2021hiz and Galaxy UGC 7513

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Newly discovered SN2021hiz located in galaxy UGC 7513 in the Virgo constellation. Discovered March 30. Type 1a supernova, created by a white dwarf in a binary system. Further brightening is expected before it fades away.

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  • Constellation Virgo
  • Right Ascension 12h 25m 41s.678
  • Declination +07°13'42".22
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Galaxy Type SBc
  • Variable Type Supernova
Friday, 02 April 2021 11:48

Supernova 2021gmj in NGC 3310

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SN2021gmj located in host galaxy NGC 3310 in the constellation of Ursa Major. It was discovered by DLT40 on March 20, 2021. Last reported magnitude was 15.6 as of this entry. It was a Type II supernova, a core collapse…

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  • Constellation Ursa Major
  • Right Ascension 10h38m47s.275
  • Declination +53°30'30".36
  • Distance (Lightyears) 34.8 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 15.6
  • Galaxy Type SAB(r)bc pec
  • Variable Type Supernova
Friday, 02 April 2021 11:16

SS Vir

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SS Vir is a Mira class variable star with a period of 361 days. It is also classified as a carbon star . Carbon stars are red giants that contain an excess of carbon in their upper layers forming sooty…

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  • Constellation Virgo
  • Right Ascension 12h 25m 14.3952s
  • Declination +00° 46′ 10.9467″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,300
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 9.5 - 7.4
  • Variable Type Mira
  • B-V Color Index 5.68
Thursday, 25 March 2021 15:47

NGC 4147

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A relative small globular cluster possibly due to close encounters with the Milky Way Galaxy. It was possibly a former member of the Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy having been stripped away by the Milky Way Galaxy. Also of note is…

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  • Constellation Coma Berenices
  • Right Ascension 12h 10m 06.149s
  • Declination +18° 32′ 31.78″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 60,000
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 10.7
Friday, 05 March 2021 15:24

NGC 3079

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NGC 3079 - A barred spiral located in Ursa Major. Higher resolution images show bubbles forming above and below the nucleus formed by intense star formation.

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  • Constellation Ursa Major
  • Right Ascension 10h 01m 57.8s
  • Declination +55° 40′ 47″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 50 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 11.5
  • Galaxy Type SB(s)c
Friday, 05 March 2021 13:54

NGC 2129

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A small compact open cluster. Consisting of 37 likely members, within a radius of 4 light years. Estimated age is around 10 million years making it a young cluster. 

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  • Constellation Gemini
  • Right Ascension 06h 01m 06.5s
  • Declination +23° 10′ 20″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 7,200
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 6.7
Friday, 05 March 2021 12:52

Quasar 3C 249.1

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A quasar or quasi-stellar object is an active galactic nucleus that appears star like in appearance because of the extreme distance. In 3C 249.1 case, the light from there took 3.9 billion years to reach us from our point of…

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  • Constellation Draco
  • Right Ascension 11h 04m 13.8777s
  • Declination +76° 58′ 58.170″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 3.9 billion
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 15.7
Tuesday, 09 February 2021 16:21

NGC 1491

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Emission nebula NGC 1491, sometimes called the Fossil Footprint Nebula located in Perseus. Located about 10,700 light years away. Illuminated by a 11.2 magnitude star actually blowing a bubble in the nebula from its intense stellar "wind".

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  • Constellation Perseus
  • Right Ascension 04h 03m 15.9s
  • Declination +51° 18′ 54″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 11,700
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 04 February 2021 15:46

NGC 253

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NGC 253, aka Sculptor Galaxy, aka Silver Dollar Galaxy.One of the brightest galaxies visible, but a bit low in the sky for Northern observers. About 11 million light years away and a diameter of 90,000 light years. Also one of…

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  • Constellation Sculptor
  • Right Ascension 00h 47m 33s
  • Declination −25° 17′ 18″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 10 Million
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
  • Magnitude 8
  • Galaxy Type SAB(s)c
Thursday, 21 January 2021 18:02

Messier 42 The Orion Nebula

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Messier 42, The Orion Nebula is one of the most iconic deep sky objects and one of the brightest nebula, it can be seen as a fuzzy star in the sword of Orion figure. Illuminated by a central cluster of…

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  • Constellation Orion
  • Right Ascension 05h 35m 17.3s
  • Declination −05° 23′ 28″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 1,300
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
  • Galaxy Type 4.0
Thursday, 21 January 2021 17:17

Messier 35

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Messier 35, and NGC 2158, two open clusters located in Gemini the Twins. These are more like distant relatives. M 35 is relatively near by at only 2,800 light years, and NGC 2158 is a distant 15,000 light years away.…

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  • Constellation Gemini
  • Right Ascension 06h 08m 54.0s
  • Declination +24° 20′ 00″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2,800
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
  • Magnitude 5.1
  • Trumpler Classification III 3 r
Friday, 15 January 2021 16:28

NGC 7510

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NGC 7510 a compressed young open cluster located in Cepheus. Some dimming of the stars due to a plume of gas and dust that is plentiful in the area.

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  • Constellation Cepheus
  • Right Ascension 23h 11.1m
  • Declination +60° 34′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 10,900
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 7.9
Thursday, 14 January 2021 17:36

Messier 57

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Messier 57 is a planetary nebula located in Lyra. A planetary nebula when a star nears the end of its life at the end of its red giant phase, the outer layers are blown off as the star shrinks down…

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  • Constellation Lyra
  • Right Ascension 18h 53m 35.079s
  • Declination +33° 01′ 45.03″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2567
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 8.8
Thursday, 07 January 2021 15:34

Messier 1

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Messier 1 or the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant from a star that went supernova in 1054 observed and recorded by Chinese astronomers. Being so bright, it was even visible in the day time. All that remains of the star…

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  • Constellation Taurus
  • Right Ascension 05h 34m 31.94s
  • Declination +22° 00′ 52.2″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 6,500 +/-
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 8.4
Friday, 01 January 2021 17:55

NGC 488

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NGC 488 a nearly face on spirally spiral galaxy with it's tightly wound arms located 90 million light years away in Pisces. Estimated size of the diameter of the galaxy is 170,000 light years across. Many background galaxies are also…

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  • Constellation Pisces
  • Right Ascension 01h 21m 46.8s
  • Declination +15° 24′ 19″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 90 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude 10.4
  • Galaxy Type SA
  • Variable Type undefined
  • B-V Color Index undefined
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