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Messier 13 is located in the constellation of Hercules naturally. It contains an estimated 300,000 stars and is located some 22,000 light years away, with an estimated age of 11.6 billion years old.

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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
Friday, 29 May 2020 16:43

The Hercules Galaxy Cluster

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Abell 2151 - The richest galaxy cluster of the Hercules super galaxy cluster. It contains around 200 galaxies and is located some 500 light years away. It contains a wide variety of spirals and elliptical as well as lenticular galaxies.

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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
Thursday, 28 May 2020 16:00

Wolf 359

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Wolf359 is a red dwarf star at a distance of 7.8 light years away from Earth. Located in the constellation of Leo it is one of the nearest stars. It is also one of the faintest low mass stars known.…

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  • Constellation Leo
  • Right Ascension 10h 56m 28.99s
  • Declination +07° 00′ 52.0″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 7.8
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 21 May 2020 12:08

Messier 61 and SN2020jfo

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Messier 61 is a barred spiral galaxy located in Virgo, and part of the Virgo galaxy cluster. M61 is roughly the same size as our galaxy and is classified as a starburst galaxy that is undergoing a high rate of…

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  • Constellation Virgo
  • Right Ascension 12h 21m 54.9s
  • Declination +04° 28′ 25″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 52 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:38

Messier 109

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Messier 109 is a barred spiral located in Ursa Major, and the brightest galaxy of the M109 galaxy group. It has a radius of around 90,000 light years and contains an estimated 1 trillion stars. Charles Messier made note of…

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  • Constellation Ursa Major
  • Right Ascension 11h 57m 36.0s
  • Declination +53° 22′ 28″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 83 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Friday, 08 May 2020 16:11

NGC 2281

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NGC2281 Open cluster located in Auriga, located some 1,819 light years away with an estimated age of 610 million years. Es127/Zwo1600 scope/camera setup.

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  • Constellation Auriga
  • Right Ascension 06h 48m 17.(0)s
  • Declination +41° 04′ 4"
  • Distance (Lightyears) 1,819
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 14:08

Messier 3

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Messier 3 is a globular cluster located in the constellation of Canes Venatici. It contains an estimated 500,000 stars and is one of the brighter and largest of the 250 or so globular located around our galaxy.

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  • Constellation Canes Venatici
  • Right Ascension 13h 42m 11.62s
  • Declination +28° 22′ 38.2″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 34,000
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Tuesday, 05 May 2020 18:04

Messier 24

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Messier 24, one of the Messier objects that isn't a singular deep sky object, it is a dense concentration of stars located in the Sagittarius arm of our Milky Way Galaxy, hence it is often referred to the as the…

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  • Constellation Sagittarius
  • Right Ascension 18h 17m
  • Declination −18° 29′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 10,000
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Monday, 27 April 2020 15:43

Messier 44

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Messier 44, or sometimes called the Beehive, is a open cluster located in the constellation of Cancer. At around 600 light years away, it is one of the closest open clusters to us along with the Pleiades and Hyades. M44…

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  • Constellation Cancer
  • Right Ascension 08h 40.4m
  • Declination 19° 59′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 577
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Monday, 27 April 2020 15:14

Messier 53

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Messier 53 a globular cluster located in the constellation of Coma Berenices at a distance of 58,000 light years away. A very metal poor cluster indicating that most of the stars are of a first generation as stars that are…

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  • Constellation Coma Berenices
  • Right Ascension 13h 12m 55.25s
  • Declination +18° 10′ 05.4″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 58,000
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 02 April 2020 17:37

Messier 63

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Messier 63, also called the Sunflower Galaxy is a spiral galaxy located in Canes Venatici. While the galaxy only has two major spiral arms, they are patchy and wrapped around the core forming what is called a flocculent type spiral…

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  • Constellation Canes Venatici
  • Right Ascension 13h 15m 49.27s
  • Declination +42° 01′ 45.72"
  • Distance (Lightyears) 29.3 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Saturday, 28 March 2020 09:40

NGC 2261 Hubble's Variable Nebula

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The nebula patterns and brightness slowly changes over months and years from shadows of dust clouds illuminated by the star R Monocerotis, which in itself encased in a dust cloud. Discovered by William Herschel, and studied by Edwin Hubble who…

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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
Thursday, 26 March 2020 15:02

NGC 2419

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NGC 2419, often called the Intergalactic Wanderer because of the 300,000 light years distance from our galaxy. Originally not thought to be gravitational bound to our galaxy, it now thought to be in orbit around our galaxy and takes about…

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  • Constellation Lynx
  • Right Ascension 07h 38m 08.51s
  • Declination +38° 52′ 54.9″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 300,000
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 20 February 2020 16:10

NGC 2395

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NGC 2395 A loose scattered open cluster located in Gemini about 1600 light years away.

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  • Constellation Gemini
  • Right Ascension 07 27 12
  • Declination +13 36 30
  • Distance (Lightyears) 1,600
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Wednesday, 05 February 2020 14:01

NGC 1027

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NGC 1027, an open cluster located in Cassiopeia located 3,100 light years away, between the Heart and the Soul nebulae , but not associated with them (7,500ly distance), as is the bright star near the center (179ly distance).

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  • Constellation Cassiopeia
  • Right Ascension 02h 42m 43s
  • Declination +61° 38′ 00″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 3,100
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 30 January 2020 14:18

NGC 2683

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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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  • Constellation Lynx
  • Right Ascension 08h 52m 41.3s
  • Declination +33° 25′ 19″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 25 million
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 12:43

IC 342

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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…

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  • Constellation Camelopardalis
  • Right Ascension 03h 46m 48.5s
  • Declination +68° 05′ 46″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 10 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Friday, 24 January 2020 23:48

NGC 2681

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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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  • Constellation Ursa Major
  • Right Ascension 08h 53m 32.7s
  • Declination 51° 18′ 49″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 50 million
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 16:09

NGC 404 - Mirach's Ghost

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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…

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  • Constellation Andromeda
  • Right Ascension 01h 09m 27.0s
  • Declination +35° 43′ 04″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 10 million
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Tuesday, 21 January 2020 15:11

NGC 436

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NGC 436 is a small open cluster located in Cassiopeia, not far away from the more famous Owl or E.T. Cluster. Discovered by William Herschel in 1787.

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  • Constellation Cassiopeia
  • Right Ascension 01h 15m 58.0s
  • Declination +58° 48′ 42″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 9,800
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Thursday, 09 January 2020 23:35

Moon - January 6, 2020

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Something a little closer! The Moon imaged on the night of January 6, 2020.

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  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
Thursday, 09 January 2020 23:31

Quasar 3C 147

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3C 147 is a quasar located in the constellation of Auriga. A quasar is a term that originated with the term quasi-stellar object (QSO). When first discovered, they looked like stars, but their spectrum resembled a galaxy, and when their…

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  • Constellation Auriga
  • Right Ascension 05h 42m 36.138s
  • Declination +49° 51′ 07.23″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 5.1 billion light travel time
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 01 January 2020 17:26

NGC 2392

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NGC 2392 is a planetary nebula located 6,500 light years away in Gemini. Sometimes called the Eskimo Nebula or Clown Face nebula as it resembles a head with a parka or other object around it.

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  • Constellation Gemini
  • Right Ascension 07h 29m 10.7669s
  • Declination +20° 54′ 42.488″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 6,500
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 01 January 2020 15:36

NGC 246

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NGC 246 is a planetary nebula located in Cetus, commonly called the Skull Nebula due to its resemblance of a skull.

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  • Constellation Cetus
  • Right Ascension 00h 47m 03.338s
  • Declination −11° 52′ 18.94″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 1,600
  • Telescope GSO 254mm RC
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Thursday, 26 December 2019 22:10

NGC 1961

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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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  • Constellation Camelopardalis
  • Right Ascension 05h 42m 04.6s
  • Declination +69° 22′ 42″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 170 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
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