Galaxies

Galaxies (30)

Galaxies I've imaged.

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
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, 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
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
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
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
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 18:39

M 33 - Triangulum Galaxy

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M 33 or the Triangulum Galaxy at only 3 million light years away, is the third biggest galaxy in our local group of galaxies. It is a smaller spiral galaxy with a size of 60,000 light years across compared to…

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  • Constellation Triangulum
  • Right Ascension 01h 33m 50.02s
  • Declination +30° 39′ 36.7″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 3 million
  • Telescope Orion ED80cft Refractor
  • Camera ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 18:36

NGC 772

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Start off the year with a galaxy, NGC 772. 130 million light years away in Aries, at twice the size of our galaxy. Elongated spiral arm probably caused by one of its satellite galaxies.

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  • Constellation Aries
  • Right Ascension 01h 59m 19.6s
  • Declination +19° 00′ 27″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 130 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera Atik 314l+ Mono ccd
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 14:49

NGC 253 The Sculptor Galaxy

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Located in Sculptor, of course, the Sculptor Galaxy is sometimes referred to as the Silver Dollar Galaxy. It is one of the brighter galaxies after the ones in the Local Group. Discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783, William Herschel added…

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  • Constellation Sculptor
  • Right Ascension 00h 47m 33s
  • Declination −25° 17′ 18″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 11.5 million
Friday, 14 December 2018 13:19

Messier 77

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Messier 77 is an active galaxy located in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). It has an active galactic nucleus and is classified as a type 2 Seyfert galaxy. It is one of the closest of this type of…

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  • Constellation Cetus
  • Right Ascension 2h 42m 40.7s
  • Declination −00° 00′ 48″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 47 million
  • Telescope Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera Atik 314l+ Mono ccd
Thursday, 22 November 2018 17:25

NGC 891

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NGC 891 is an edge on spiral galaxy in which the disk of the galaxy shows many dusty regions. Filaments of the dust extend out from the disk, it is thought that supernova explosions might have caused them.

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  • Constellation Andromeda
  • Right Ascension 02h 22m 33.4s
  • Declination +42° 20′ 57″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 27 million light years
Monday, 05 November 2018 05:35

NGC 6503

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NGC 6503 Nicknamed the Lost in Space Galaxy as it sits on the edge of an area of space devoid of galaxies that is called the Local Void. A dwarf galaxy at one third of the size of the Milky…

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  • Constellation Draco
  • Right Ascension 17h 49.4m 00s
  • Declination +70° 09′ 00″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 18 million
Thursday, 11 October 2018 15:19

The Andromeda Galaxy

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Messier 31, or more commonly known as the Andromeda Galaxy, is one of the largest members of our local group of galaxies. Charles Messier added it to his catalog in 1764. Until 1917 it was thought it was just a…

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  • Constellation Andromeda
  • Right Ascension 00h 42m 44.3s
  • Declination +41° 16′ 9″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2.5 million
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 15:50

Hercules Galaxy Cluster

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The Hercules Galaxy Cluster or its more more formal designation of Abell 2151, contains some 200 to 300 galaxies located approximately 500 million light years away. Imaged with the Es127 refractor and the Atik 314L+ mono ccd. This image shows…

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  • Constellation Hercules
  • Right Ascension 16h 05m 15.0s
  • Declination +17° 44′ 55″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 500 million
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 15:44

Messier 51

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Messier 51 and it's interacting companion galaxy NGC 5195. First categorized by Charles Messier in October 1773, and in 1845, William Parsons first saw the spiral structure. It was the first "nebula" to show a spiral structure. In Edwin Hubble…

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  • Constellation Canes Venatici
  • Right Ascension 13h 29m 52.7s
  • Declination +47° 11′ 43″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 23 million
Friday, 27 July 2018 14:09

NGC7479 Barred Spiral Galaxy

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Located in the constellation of Pegasus, NGC7479 is a barred spiral galaxy at a estimated distance of 105 million light years. The galaxy is has been undergoing rapid star formation in its nucleus and outer arms possibly due to a…

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  • Constellation Pegasus
  • Right Ascension 23h 04m 56.6s
  • Declination +12° 19′ 22″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 105 million
Thursday, 05 July 2018 15:29

Counting Stars in Messier 24

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Messier 24 or sometimes called the Small Sagittarius Star Cloud is one of the densest concentrations of stars visible in low power optical instruments. The dense concentration of stars as visible due to a lack of dust obscuring the Milky…

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  • Constellation Sagittarius
  • Right Ascension 18h 17m
  • Declination −18° 29′
  • Distance (Lightyears) 10,000 - 16,000
Friday, 18 May 2018 16:34

NGC 4535

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Sometimes called the Lost Galaxy, not because it has been lost, but but because it was difficult to see with 1950's technology. NGC 4535 is a barred spiral galaxy contained in the Virgo cluster of galaxies. It is estimated to…

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  • Constellation Virgo
  • Right Ascension 12h 34m 20.310s
  • Declination +08° 11′ 51.94″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 54 million
Friday, 20 April 2018 17:53

NGC 3628

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NGC 3628 is often called the Hamburger Galaxy or Sarah's Galaxy forms part of the Leo triplet of galaxies along with Messier 65 and Messier 66. The galaxy is an unbarred spiral galaxy seen edge on from our perspective. A…

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  • Constellation Leo
  • Right Ascension 11h 20m 17.0s
  • Declination +13° 35′ 23″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 35 million
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 16:03

Dance of the Galaxies

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Messier 81 is a spiral galaxy located in Ursa Major, it is the largest galaxy in the M81 galaxy group, which is a relatively close grouping of galaxies. It is often called Bode's Galaxy after its discovery by Johann Bode…

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  • Constellation Ursa Major
  • Right Ascension 09h 55m 33.2s
  • Declination +69° 3′ 55″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 11.8 million
Sunday, 21 January 2018 17:02

Sculptor Galaxy

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NGC 253 or often called the Silver Dollar Galaxy is dominated by it's dust patterns. Discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783, it is one of the brighter galaxies visible. NGC 253 is a member of the Sculptor Group of galaxies,…

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  • Constellation Sculptor
  • Right Ascension 00h 47m 33s
  • Declination −25° 17′ 18″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 11.4 million
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 10:39

NGC 7814

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NGC 7814 is a galaxy located in the constellation of Pegasus.It resembles the more well know M104 Sombrero galaxy, but due to its increased distance, appears dimmer and smaller. It is located at an estimated distance of 40 million lightyears.…

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  • Constellation Pegasus
  • Right Ascension 00h 03m 14.9s
  • Declination +16° 08′ 44″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 40 Million
Thursday, 23 November 2017 15:06

Messier 33

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Messier 33, or also called the Triangulum Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Triangulum. Sometimes it is referred to as the Pinwheel galaxy, but that name is more associated with Messier 101. It is a member…

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  • Constellation Triangulum
  • Right Ascension 01h 33m 50.02s
  • Declination +30° 39′ 36.7″
  • Distance (Lightyears) 2.5 Million
Saturday, 21 October 2017 16:03

NGC 185

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Dwarf spherical galaxies are not the most photogenic of galaxies, but sometimes I like to image stuff off the beaten track to see what I can find. I was able to track down and identify some of the globular clusters…
Saturday, 26 November 2016 12:28

M 74 A Grand Design Spiral Galaxy

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Messier 74 with its two distinct spiral arms presents a face on view of a "grand design spiral" Sc galaxy. Located in the constellation of Pisces at a distance of 30 million light years, the galaxy contains some 100 billion…
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